"Shadow lives in the forest . . ./It goes forth at night to prowl around the fires./It even likes to mingle with the dancers". But in the African experience, Shadow is much more, an eerie image that shifts between the beliefs of the present and the spirts of the past. Brown's stunning collages, inspired by her travels in Africa, evoke the ...Read More"Shadow lives in the forest . . ./It goes forth at night to prowl around the fires./It even likes to mingle with the dancers". But in the African experience, Shadow is much more, an eerie image that shifts between the beliefs of the present and the spirts of the past. Brown's stunning collages, inspired by her travels in Africa, evoke the atmosphere and drama of a life now haunted, now enchanted--by Shadow.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. NICE-LOOKING HARDCOVER with attractive Dust Jacket! NOT ex-lib! Text and Caldecott-winning illustrations are very good-pretty much like new. Jacket and boards have minor wear but still look terrific. Published by Scribners in 1982, 6th printing, no medal on jacket.
Very Good in very good jacket. First edition, 1982. 4to, cloth backed boards, very good in jacket, INSCRIBED by author to Maggie Kimmel, well known author, librarian, storyteller, who sat on a number of Caldecott and Newbery committees and knew many authors and illustrators in the children's world.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Inscribed By Author Hard cover has blue paper boards with shadow inprint and orange linen spine. Inscription and caldecott medal on front end paper. Jacket is price-clipped and has light top edge wear but is otherwise pristine.
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8 1/2 X 11; FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 4th IMPRESSION THUS, Copyright 1982. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons. CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER. WONDERFUL ART WORK. Translation of Blaise Cendrar's "La Feticheuse from Petits Contes Negres pour les Enfants des Blancs by arrangement with editions denoel, Paris, France. Translated and Illustrated by MARCIA BROWN. USED. EXLIB. LIBRARY BOUND. Clean and nice. Sturdy light green cloth cover protected in a Mylar wrap. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ NO DUST JACKET IS INCLUDED. "Who is Shadow? From conversations with shamans in their villages, from storytellers around the fires of Africa that is passing into memory, the poet Blaise Cendrars evoked a dancing image-Shadow. Out of that fire that called forth the many images of Shadow, came the ash that was a sacred bond to the life that had gone before. The beliefs and ghosts of the past haunt the present as it stretches into the future. The eerie, shifting image of Shadow appears where there is light and fire and a storyteller to bring it to life. Marcia Brown.
Illustrated by Marcia Brown; Color Illustrations. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 4to;  pages. 0684172267. First Edition/First Printing in Near Fine condition, front board lightly sunned, else bright. Orange cloth spine with titles in silver, purple covered boards with embossed illustration of dancer. Fine, pictorial dust-jacket by Marcia Brown; Brown won her third Caldecott medal in 1983 for "Shadow", inspired by her travels in Africa, she translated the french poem, "La Féticheuse", and lavishly illustrated with collage the evocative role shadow plays in the African experience. "From conversations with shamans in their villages, from storytellers around the fires in an Africa that is passing into memory, the poet Blaise Cendrars evoked a dancing image-shadow." (Marcia Brown, introduction)
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