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Carla Golembe. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. This traditional story tells how one woman finds peace and hope in a strange land and expresses brazils connection with Africa. book is as new except that the former owners name is printed at the top of inside cover(very small)
Carla Golembe. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Signed by Illustrator First printing. Signed by the illustrator, with a star, on the front free endpaper. Very lightly bumped at the spine ends and corners. Otherwise fine. The dust jacket has light edgewear, with frayed spine ends. The flap price is intact.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-07-18 In sure-footed prose brushed with delicate poetry, Gerson retells a Brazilian story of how night was brought to earth from the sea. Before the arrival of darkness there was ``only sunlight and brightness and heat.'' When a daughter of African goddess Iemanja leaves her ocean home to marry ``a son of the earth people,'' she sorely misses the cool cover of darkness, the shady mantle of dusk. Only a bag of night from her mother's kingdom can restore her happiness, and soon the earth people come to know the beauty of night. In her vivid narrative Gerson paints the welcome approach of darkness with such feeling that the perfume of night flowers seems to hover in the air. Golembe's (illustrator of Gerson's Why the Sky Is Far Away ) monotypes use brilliant colors to present an exotic landscape, a dramatic backdrop for her jet-black figures endowed with the nobility of gods. The underlying calm of these outwardly exuberant compositions gracefully reflects the story's movement from lightness to the coming of night. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
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