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1989 Paperback New: in stock, ready for immediate dispatch from the UK Poetry, Prose & Plays 1st Edition Paperback, (Card Covers) 12mo-over 6??'-7??' tall.123397) In stock; ... ready for immediate dispatch. Books Found Fast: Established in 1972, on-line since 2002, we sell new and used books, revenue from which benefits a number of UK Charities; Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Stories of Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and Havasupai
A true reflection of native customs, but more importantly, they reveal that startling moment when life causes us to surrender our conscious power, to discover the nature of who we really are. The stories feature a foot race in Hopi country and Jemez Pueblo, a visit to the Havasupai of the Grand Canyon, a trip to Navajoland and a meeting with the mythical turquoise horse, and a ride on turtle's back in the country of the Iroquois.

A collection of stories about Native Americans in the Southwest.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Each of the five stories in this collection depicts a young Native American at a moment of epiphany, when profound truths are glimpsed. Lisa, a 12-year-old Navajo, has a vivid dream of a turquoise horse; how she chooses to share her dream reveals her calling as a poet. Sam, half Havasupai, returns to his people's canyon after years away and confronts a paralyzing childhood fear. Beth makes her peace with the afterlife, embracing and even rejoicing in change. Contemplative rather than strongly active, these are lyrical, quietly forceful pieces that effectively portray their characters' links to both the physical and spiritual worlds. Readers are invited to probe such mysteries as visions and ghosts and are also given insight into the tensions between the ways of ``the people'' and the demands of the modern world. Ages 12-up. (Nov.)
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"...lyrical, quietly forceful pieces, that effectively portray their characters' links to both the physical and spiritual worlds."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780933553064
  • Publisher: Mariposa Printing & Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1989
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Hausman calls himself a "native of the world" after living in so many places in the United States and the West Indies. He spent more than twenty years in New Mexico where many of his American Indian folktales were collected and published. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, Hausman has been a storyteller almost since birth. His more than 70 books attest to his love of folklore, a passion instilled by his mother who painted the portraits of Native American chiefs. During his thirty-five years as a storyteller, Gerald has entertained children of all ages at such places as The Kennedy Center, Harvard University, St John's College and in schools from one end of the country to the other. Five audio books have come out in recent years and two of Gerald's books have been made into animated and folkloric films. His books have also been translated into a dozen foreign languages.
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