The cart that carried Martin /

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: A unique retelling of Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral, focusing on the cart used to transport his coffin through the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, from Ebenezer Baptist Church to Morehouse College. The text also features the large number of people who walked the funeral route and were buoyed by MLK's positive influence, as well as Ada and Belle, the mules that pulled the cart.
    • Notes:
      Narrated by Sean Crisden.
    • Notes:
      Title from web page.
      DVD.
    • ISBN:
      9781933938974
      1933938978
    • Accession Number:
      858818082
      ocn858818082
    • Accession Number:
      fay.407763

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 March #2

Eve Bunting's moving picture book (2013) about the humble cart that carried Martin Luther King Jr.'s casket through the streets of Atlanta receives a fine iconographic treatment in this production. Soft piano music sets the tone as two men discover the worn wooden cart in front of a closed antiques store and decide to borrow it for the solemn occasion, honoring King's request for "an ordinary funeral." Narrator Sean Crisden reads Bunting's poetic prose in a clear, reverential manner, expertly altering his voice when handling brief exchanges between onlookers and others. The camera smoothly pans over Don Tate's watercolor illustrations, which capture the magnitude of street crowds observing the mule-drawn cart as it travels from Ebenezer Baptist Church to Morehouse College. Sound effects—including murmuring crowds, braying mules, and a brief rendition of "We Shall Overcome"—are subtle and touching enhancements. Including a read-along option, the DVD also features a recitation of facts about King's life set against a vintage photograph of the cart. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018

Eve Bunting's moving picture book (2013) about the humble cart that carried Martin Luther King Jr.'s casket through the streets of Atlanta receives a fine iconographic treatment in this production. Soft piano music sets the tone as two men discover the worn wooden cart in front of a closed antiques store and decide to borrow it for the solemn occasion, honoring King's request for "an ordinary funeral." Narrator Sean Crisden reads Bunting's poetic prose in a clear, reverential manner, expertly altering his voice when handling brief exchanges between onlookers and others. The camera smoothly pans over Don Tate's watercolor illustrations, which capture the magnitude of street crowds observing the mule-drawn cart as it travels from Ebenezer Baptist Church to Morehouse College. Sound effects—including murmuring crowds, braying mules, and a brief rendition of "We Shall Overcome"—are subtle and touching enhancements. Including a read-along option, the DVD also features a recitation of facts about King's life set against a vintage photograph of the cart. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.