Between Earth & Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places by Joseph Bruchac, 1996 first edition.


Written by Joseph Bruchac. Illustrated by Thomas Locker. First edition, 1996. Harcourt Brace & Company.

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"From where the sun rises in the East to where it sets in the West, silent stories are alive in the land around us.

"In Native American tradition, all is sacred, and legends exist as a way to help us understand our lives. From mountains to canyons to oceans to deserts, stories from the land can speak to us, can tell us of wisdom, can tell us of power, can tell us of the world that surrounds us. Listen...

"Open this inspiring book, and let ten Native American legends and illuminating paintings tell of the majesty and miracle of a land we call home."

Joseph Bruchac (1942 - ) is an award-winning author, poet, storyteller and scholar of Native American culture. He has written more than 120 books for children and adults, many of them inspired by the traditions and stories of his Abenaki ancestors. He is also the founder and executive director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center, a nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and education. Bruchac received the Carter G. Woodson Book Award, a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, the Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Hope S. Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children's Literature, and both the 1998 Writer of the Year Award and the 1998 Storyteller of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.

Thomas Locker (1937-2012) was an American landscape painter, illustrator, and author of children's books. He was inspired by the 19th-century Hudson River School of painting and created poetic landscapes with a sublime sense of nature. He also illustrated and wrote over 30 books for children, many of them featuring his beautiful oil paintings. He won several awards for his work, including the Christopher Award, the John Burroughs Award, and the New York Times Award for best illustration.
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Condition*: Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear; tiny tear at head of the spine; creased at top corner of back flap. Red cloth quarter-bound cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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