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The Resource Master man : a tall tale of Nigeria, retold by Aaron Shepard ; illustrated by David Wisniewski

Master man : a tall tale of Nigeria, retold by Aaron Shepard ; illustrated by David Wisniewski

Label
Master man : a tall tale of Nigeria
Title
Master man
Title remainder
a tall tale of Nigeria
Statement of responsibility
retold by Aaron Shepard ; illustrated by David Wisniewski
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A boastful strong man learns a lesson harder than his muscles when he encounters one of Nigeria's superheroes in this Hausa tale which explains the origin of thunder
Review
/* Starred Review */ Caldecott Medalist Wisniewski is clearly the "Master Man" of paper-cut illustration, powerfully demonstrated again with the delightful illustrations for this traditional tall tale from northern Nigeria. Shepard is a professional storyteller and Wisniewski a former clown and puppeteer, and both understand all the elements of holding an audience spellbound with a successful tall tale. In this fast-paced story of superheroes, Shadusa is a strong but boastful man who proclaims himself the strongest man in the world—Master Man. He is challenged by an enormous man who proclaims himself the real Master Man, and as that giant is chasing Shadusa, the huge man stumbles into a fight with an even more gigantic man (and those two giants are still fighting in the sky, causing thunder from their battles). Shadusa learns that his wife's advice is correct: "No matter how strong you are, there will always be someone stronger. And watch out, or someday you may meet him." The book's design uses set-off text blocks and white speech balloons throughout and includes many pages with divided panels, giving the look of a sophisticated comic book and packing a lot of plot and action into 40 pages. Sound effects ("Splash!") and key action words ("ROAR!") are skillfully incorporated into the dramatic cut-paper collages, affording opportunities for audience participation during read-aloud sessions. The humorous story begs to be acted out and could easily be adapted into reader's theater or a play. (The author offers a reader's theater script on his Web site.) Pull this one out to read to a group of wiggly kids, and show them the power of a masterful picture book. (author's source notes) (Picture book. 5-9) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2001)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
114852
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shepard, Aaron
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 550L
  • Decoding demand: 64 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 88 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 71 (high)
  • Structure demand: 83 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Reading level
3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wisniewski, David
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folklore
  • Thunder
  • Tall tales
  • Cartoons and comics
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tall tale of Nigeria
Label
Master man : a tall tale of Nigeria, retold by Aaron Shepard ; illustrated by David Wisniewski
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
395109
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780688137847
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
99048513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780688137847
  • (Sirsi) ADA-3630
Label
Master man : a tall tale of Nigeria, retold by Aaron Shepard ; illustrated by David Wisniewski
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
395109
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780688137847
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
99048513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780688137847
  • (Sirsi) ADA-3630

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