In this intriguing tale (not for children), storyteller extraordinaire Ursula K. Le Guin explores the magic of animals. Her animal characters -- from the irreverent trickster Coyote to the wise matriarch Grandmother Spider -- seem like people to us, just as they do to the little girl who finds herself living among them. We learn, with the girl, ...
In this intriguing tale (not for children), storyteller extraordinaire Ursula K. Le Guin explores the magic of animals. Her animal characters -- from the irreverent trickster Coyote to the wise matriarch Grandmother Spider -- seem like people to us, just as they do to the little girl who finds herself living among them. We learn, with the girl, that these "Old People" once lived freely on the earth but now must maintain their lifeways carefully alongside the "New People" -- humans. Susan Seddon Boulet chose this tale to illustrate, completing twenty works for its publication. They are extremely effective in bringing Le Guin's characters to life, imbuing them, of course, with Boulet's singular vision of the otherworldly realms occupied by animal spirits. This book is a must for any serious collector of Boulet art.
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Illus. Color Susan Seddon Boulet. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Originally published in THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, now illus. by Boulet. I would say a picturebook, not for children. Scary illustrations/language.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Signed by Le Guin on title page in black ink right next to her name, not inscribed or dated. Previous owner name on half-title page. Corner bumping and rubbing along edges. Mylar-wrapped jacket has minor imperfections. Surface scratching.
Boulet, Susan Seddon. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition in tight clean condition with like jacket. A nice collectible copy. First printing. Illustrated by Boulet, Susan Seddon. 79 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Buffalo Gals is a magical and transformational story about a girl who is in a plane crash and is found in the desert by a Coyote. Somehow she finds herself in the world of the animals, who she sees as people. She observes reality from a different perspective, and we see these things through her, as they help her to heal from her injuries, and then send her back to the world of humans. This story is so unique, it is very hard to describe it in a really meaningful way! But I can say this: reading this enchanting story will change your life, and the way you see things. My life is richer for having read it. I also love the art of Susan Seddon Boulet; these pictures (and this book is richly illustrated with many) didn't do much for me, seen out of context. But now that I've read this book, I adore the pictures; they are absolutely perfect! I just bought several copies to give to friends; it's that good.
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