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Listening for the Crack of Daw : American Storytelling - Donald Davis

Listening for the Crack of Daw

American Storytelling

Paperback Published: 15th December 2005
ISBN: 9780874836059
Number Of Pages: 220
For Ages: 5+ years old

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The hills and hamlets of western North Carolina in the 1950's provide the setting for this nostalgic tour de force by Donald Davis, who has appeared in live performance at the World's Fair, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Storytelling Festival, and on National Public Radio. He relates his youth in a cycle of growing-up stories, beginning before he enters school and culminating with the loss of friends to the Vietnam War. The characters are memorable: Miss Daisyone of the six Boring sisters, teachers every one; Daff-Knee Garlic, owner of the Sulpher Springs Big-Screen Drive-In Theater; and Aunt Laura, who knows to listen for the crack of dawn. Developed in oral performance, Davis's stories resonate in the experiences of his listeners and readers. These stories will teach readers the importance of caring, fairness and respect.

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"A charming, humorous chronicle of Davis' coming of age... [in which] time and place are vividly portrayed".


ISBN: 9780874836059
ISBN-10: 0874836050
Series: American Storytelling
Audience: General
For Ages: 5+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 15th December 2005
Publisher: August House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 10

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