Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: An Aboriginal creation story in which the Sun slowly brings life to the Earth. Codice inventario libreria
At the beginning of the world, it was dark and silent and nothing stirred anywhere, until a voice roused the sleeping Sun Mother in the sky, telling her it was time to wake up all the creatures of the earth.
The indigenous people of Australia believe that their first ancestors created the world and its laws. They also believe that the world is still being created in a continual process they call The Dreamtime. Renowned storyteller Diane Wolkstein has crafted a powerful retelling of an Australian creation story, illuminated by illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft's authentic, beautifully realized paintings.
Diane Wolkstein has been teaching, performing, and writing for over thirty-five years. She is the author of numerous award-winning books of folklore, including The Magic Orange Tree, and Other Haitian Folktales and Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer. Known for her meticulous research as well as her great range as a performer, Ms. Wolkstein traveled to Australia three times while preparing this story. She gives workshops on storytelling worldwide and lives in New York City.In Her Own Words...
"I love stories. They give me strength, Inspiration, courage, and great delight. For thirty years I've told stories at the statue of Hans Christian Andersen in Central Park. I love watching the eyes of my audience light up as they enter stories. Stories let us explore the farthest places in the universe and the deepest recesses of the human heart. They present possibilities. They let us try out different emotions and characters. Stories are treasures which last forever.
"I also enjoy gardening, dancing, swimming, painting, and creating stories with music. My daughter, Rachel Zucker, is a poet, photographer, and the mother of a little boy named Moses."
Bronwyn Bancroft is an indigenous Australian artist and designer whose artwork has been collected and exhibited by galleries and museums throughout the world. A descendant of the Bunjalung people of New South Wales, Ms. Bancroft grew up in the small country town of Tenterfield. She says, "The work that I do challenges people to accept indigenous peoples as equals." Books she has illustrated include Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein and Just a Little Brown Dog by Sally Morgan. Ms. Bancroft lives in Sydney with her three children.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2004. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP82999232
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2004. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP3702998
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2004. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP91914415
Descrizione libro HarperCollins. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2667768614
Descrizione libro Picture Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Codice libro della libreria G0688139159I4N10
Descrizione libro Picture Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0688139159I4N00
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria SONG0688139159
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806881391554.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806881391553.0
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Bancroft, Bronwyn (illustratore). First. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Unpaginated. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped. Retelling by the noted American storyteller of an Indigenous Australian tale. Codice libro della libreria AK0322