Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery: A Child's Christmas in Memphis 1833. Marilou Awiakta, Beverly Bringle.
Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery: A Child's Christmas in Memphis 1833
Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery: A Child's Christmas in Memphis 1833
Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery: A Child's Christmas in Memphis 1833

Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery: A Child's Christmas in Memphis 1833

ISBN: 0918518296
Memphis, TN: St. Luke's Press, 1983. First Edition. Softcover in Dust Jacket. Inscribed & signed by Marilou Awiakta to Thomas Rain Crowe. "Based on the actual events which happened in 1833 to a Choctaw child, RISING FAWN tells the poignant and triumphant story of a small girl taken, during the Removal, from her Choctaw home and handed over to adoptive parents in Memphis. It is not until Christmas and the lighting of the Christ Candle that Rising Fawn comes to understand the ways of her new parents, of her new home, and the unity of all things. The original Rising Fawn of history went on to make her home and her life in her adoptive culture and her descendants have helped in the researching of the story." (front flap) A story that resonates for all ages, written (or more accurately, transcribed from the folk tales) by Marilou Awiakta, an acclaimed Cherokee/ Appalachian poet & lecturer; & illustrated by Beverly Bringle- the melding of words & images here is particularly symbiotic, it can be said that the images tell the story as much as the words, & vice-versa. First edition, large-format softcover in illustrated covers with illustrated dust jacket. On the title page, Awiakta has hand-written & signed: "For Thomas and Qahira/ who know how to/ "Be still...listen..."/ for/ Light-Joy-Peace/ with love,/ (signed) Awiakta/ Oct. 17, 1984." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the prolific poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Crowe is of Appalachian heritage & very devoted to Native American culture & history. A stirring, beautiful & collectible production with rich association & provenance. Book in very fine condition with only lightest wear & a few tiny bumps to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at lower side edges of some page leaves. Unclipped dust jacket very fine with only very light rubbing & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3629]

Price: $45.00