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Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun An Athabaskan Legend from Alaska (Paperback)

Author:  Velma Wallis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060977280
ISBN-13: 9780060977283
Sku: 30004673
Publish Date: 4/23/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.25H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  224
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The author of the international best-seller, Two Old Women, presents another retelling of an Alaskan Indian legend about two adventurers who transgress their communitys norms and embark on a perilous quest for freedom and knowledge. Reprint. *Author: Wallis, Velma *Subtitle: An Athabaskan Legend from Alaska *Publication Date: 1997/10/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.25
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"Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun" follows in this bestselling tradition of the author's earlier work, "Two Old Women", which has sold more tnat 350,000 copies worldwide. 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.The author of the bestselling "Two Old Women" retells another classic Alaskan Indian legend about two adventurers who break the taboos of their community and set out on dangerous quests for freedom and knowledge. Line art throughout.
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This retelling of stories from Alaska is actually two Athabaskan legends woven together. When Bird Girl is kidnapped by the enemies of her people, she is forced to live a life of humiliation. Will Bird Girl be able to free herself? Parallel to Bird Girl's story is that of Daagoo, a young man who travels the world searching for the sun.

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"A riveting story...A Stunning book, it is lovely writing by Wallis." - Maurice Kenny March/April 1997
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0224
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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