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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears [videorecording] : and other Caldecott classics.

Contributor(s): Haley, Gail E. Story, a story | Grifalconi, Ann. Village of round and square houses | Aardema, Verna. Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears | Weston Woods Studios.
Material type: FilmFilmSeries: Caldecott collection: Publisher: Weston, Conn. : Weston Woods, c2002ISBN: 1555928609; 9781555928605.Other title: Weston Woods presents [At head of title:].Subject(s): Folklore | Folklore -- Africa, West | MosquitoesDDC classification: 398.2 LOC classification: PZ8.1.A213 | Wh 2002
Contents:
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears / Verna Aardema -- A story, a story / Gail E. Haley -- The village of round and square houses / Ann Grifalconi.
Production Credits: Animation by Oldřich Haberle (Why), Jaroslava Blagoevová (Story), Bohumil Šejda (Story) ; editing, Zdenka Navrátilová ; music by Václav Kubica (Why, Story), Arthur Custer (Village).
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears is narrated by James Earl Jones.Village of round and square houses is narrated by Cheryl Lynn Bruce.A story, a story is told by John Akar.Summary: Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears: A tall tale sets off a chain of mishaps in the jungle. Will the jungle creatures ever get the story straight? A story, a story: Once, all the stories in the world belonged to Nyanme, the Sky God. He kept them in a box beside his throne. But Ananse, the Spider Man, wanted them - and caught three sly creatures to get them. The Village of Round and Square Houses: A grandmother explains to her listeners why in their village on the side of a volcano the men live in square houses and the women in round ones.
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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears / Verna Aardema -- A story, a story / Gail E. Haley -- The village of round and square houses / Ann Grifalconi.

Animation by Oldřich Haberle (Why), Jaroslava Blagoevová (Story), Bohumil Šejda (Story) ; editing, Zdenka Navrátilová ; music by Václav Kubica (Why, Story), Arthur Custer (Village).

Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears is narrated by James Earl Jones.

Village of round and square houses is narrated by Cheryl Lynn Bruce.

A story, a story is told by John Akar.

Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears: A tall tale sets off a chain of mishaps in the jungle. Will the jungle creatures ever get the story straight? A story, a story: Once, all the stories in the world belonged to Nyanme, the Sky God. He kept them in a box beside his throne. But Ananse, the Spider Man, wanted them - and caught three sly creatures to get them. The Village of Round and Square Houses: A grandmother explains to her listeners why in their village on the side of a volcano the men live in square houses and the women in round ones.

DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Verna Aardema was born on June 6, 1911 in New Era Michigan. She received her B.A. degree from Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences in 1934. She was a grade school teacher from 1934 to 1973 and staff correspondent for the Muskegon Chronicle from 1951 to 1972. <p> Aardema started writing children's stories in the 1950's, and in 1960 she published her first books, Tales from the Story Hat and The Sky God Stories. She specializes in the modernization and adaptation of traditional African folktales. In the 1970s, Aardema joined illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon and produced three picture books. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears received the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977. Who's in Rabbit's House? was the 1977 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner in 1978. Aardema received the Children's Reading Round Table Award in 1981, and several of her books have been selected as Notable Books by the American Library Association. Oh Kojo! How Could You! won the 1984 Parents' Choice Award for Literature. <p> Verna Aardema died in 2000.

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