Hush, Child! Can't You Hear the Music?

Rose Thompson

Edited by Charles Beaumont

Foreword by John Stewart

Title Details

Pages: 128

Trim size: 6.000in x 8.000in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 04/01/1999

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2137-0

List Price: $22.95

Hush, Child! Can't You Hear the Music?

Rose Thompson

Edited by Charles Beaumont

Foreword by John Stewart

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Hush, Child! Can't You Hear the Music? is a remarkable collection of black folktales and photographs from rural Georgia. During the 1930s and 1940s Rose Thompson worked as a home supervisor with the Farm Security Administration in middle Georgia. While she worked with farmers and their wives-teaching them to put up preserves, make cotton mattresses, and build chick brooders-she listened to the stories they told. Reading Hush, Child! Can't You Hear the Music? is like spending an afternoon reminiscing on the front porch. The book is illustrated with photographs taken by Thompson and WPA photographer Jack Delano.

An artful celebration of lyrical folktales and remembrances of rural time past. This book is a visit home.

Georgia Journal

The gentle warmth of this little treasury will caress your heart like a visit from an old friend.

Charlotte Observer

About the Author/Editor

Rose Thompson (Author)
ROSE THOMPSON was a native of Greene County, Georgia.

Charles Beaumont (Editor)
CHARLES BEAUMONT was a professor of English at the University of Georgia.