Listening for the Crack of Dawn (American Storytelling)

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A collection of short stories which depict the growing-up of a young boy in the Appalachian Region during the 50s and 60s.

"A master storyteller recalls the Appalachia of the 1950s"--Container. He tells about his family members, genuine characters.

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Overview

A collection of short stories which depict the growing-up of a young boy in the Appalachian Region during the 50s and 60s.

"A master storyteller recalls the Appalachia of the 1950s"--Container. He tells about his family members, genuine characters.

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In the best oral tradition, retired minister Davis relates his youth in rural Appalachia in North Carolina in the 1950s. The author admits his reluctance to commit his stories to paper. He need not have worried. The result is a delightful memoir--warm and bittersweet--of his family, friends, and life experiences. At times humorous and at other times heartrending, the separate stories mesh together. The tales take Davis from grade school to high school, where he introduces readers to pals and principals, class toughs and teachers, family and friends. The author's frankness is refreshing, as is his ability to evoke in the reader similar experiences of a gentler age. Highly recommended for most libraries and essential for regional collections.-- Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala.
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YA-- A charming, humorous chronicle of Davis's coming of age in the 1950s and '60s. Time and place are vividly portrayed through such characters as Carrie Boyd, who in a shrill 6-six-year-old voice announced on the first day of school, ``Look--that little boy wet his pants,'' thus beginning a long lasting love/hate relationship; Miss Daisy, a master teacher who taught every subject through imaginary travels; Dr. York and his miracle cure-all--a dose of molasses; and Daff-knee Garlic, the owner and operator of the ``educational institution for teenagers in all of Nantahala County,'' the drive-in theatre. YAs who like nostalgia such as Ferrol Sams's Run with the Horseman (Peachtree, 1982), or to hear stories of people and places past from older relatives will enjoy this book. They will also see that certain elements of growing up are universal--only the time, place, and people's names change.-- Carol Clark, Lee High School, Springfield, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874831474
  • Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1955
  • Series: American Storytelling Series
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Age range: 4 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.96 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2000

    my absolute favorite book-on-tape

    Of all the books-on-tape I have enjoyed during my car travels, this is my all-time favorite. The best story, 'A Different Drummer' is unforgettable.

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