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The Resource Bird Girl and the man who followed the sun : an Athabaskan Indian legend from Alaska, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant ; foreword by William L. "Willie" Hensley

Bird Girl and the man who followed the sun : an Athabaskan Indian legend from Alaska, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant ; foreword by William L. "Willie" Hensley

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Bird Girl and the man who followed the sun : an Athabaskan Indian legend from Alaska
Title
Bird Girl and the man who followed the sun
Title remainder
an Athabaskan Indian legend from Alaska
Statement of responsibility
by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant ; foreword by William L. "Willie" Hensley
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Language
  • eng
  • gwi
  • eng
Summary
With the publication of Two Old Women, Velma Wallis firmly established herself as one of the most important voices in Native American writing. A national bestseller, her empowering fable won the Western State Book Award in 1993 and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award in 1994. Translated into 16 languages, it went on to international success, quickly reaching bestseller status in Germany. To date, more than 350,000 copies have been sold worldwide. Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun follows in this bestselling tradition. Rooted in the ancient legends of Alaska's Athabaskan Indians, it tells the stories of two adventurers who decide to leave the safety of their respective tribes. Bird Girl is a headstrong young woman who learned early on the skills of a hunter. When told that she must end her forays and take up the traditional role of wife and mother, she defies her family's expectations and confidently takes off to brave life on her own. Daagoo is a dreamer, curious about the world beyond. Longing to know what happens to the sun in winter, he sets out on a quest to find the legendary "Land of the Sun." Their stories interweave and intersect as they each face the many dangers and challenges of life alone in the wilderness. In the end, both learn that the search for individualism often comes at a high price, but that it is a price well worth paying, for through this quest comes the beginning of true wisdom
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wallis, Velma
Dewey number
398.2/089/972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.A86
LC item number
W35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grant, Jim
  • Hensley, William L. Iġġiaġruk
  • Gary Newman Design (Firm)
  • HarperCollins (Firm)
  • Epicenter Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Athapascan Indians
  • Legends
  • Athapascan Indians
  • Legends
  • Alaska
Label
Bird Girl and the man who followed the sun : an Athabaskan Indian legend from Alaska, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant ; foreword by William L. "Willie" Hensley
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  • Originally published: Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, ©1996; from title page verso
  • "Designed by Newman Design/Illustration."; from title page verso
  • Includes half-title page
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two rebels -- A meeting by the river -- The chief's decision -- An obedient son -- A stubborn daughter -- The hunters -- The hunted -- A race for survival -- Captured -- "We have to trust in our future" -- Life among the enemy -- A child is born -- Following a dream -- The Land of the Sun -- Revenge -- A long journey home -- Reunion
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First HarperPerennial edition.
Extent
[8], 9-224 pages
Isbn
9780060977283
Lccn
97019793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060977283
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 3396612
  • (OCoLC)36977187
  • (OCoLC)ocm36977187
  • 3396612
Label
Bird Girl and the man who followed the sun : an Athabaskan Indian legend from Alaska, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant ; foreword by William L. "Willie" Hensley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, ©1996; from title page verso
  • "Designed by Newman Design/Illustration."; from title page verso
  • Includes half-title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two rebels -- A meeting by the river -- The chief's decision -- An obedient son -- A stubborn daughter -- The hunters -- The hunted -- A race for survival -- Captured -- "We have to trust in our future" -- Life among the enemy -- A child is born -- Following a dream -- The Land of the Sun -- Revenge -- A long journey home -- Reunion
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First HarperPerennial edition.
Extent
[8], 9-224 pages
Isbn
9780060977283
Lccn
97019793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060977283
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 3396612
  • (OCoLC)36977187
  • (OCoLC)ocm36977187
  • 3396612

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