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by Yolen, Jane; Shannon, David

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Fine in near fine dust jacket.
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San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace, 1992. Later edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket.. Signed copy of this haunting tale told by a Taino boy who tries to warn his people of the dangers posed by the strange white visitors. Jane Yolen is a literary all-rounder. From Nebula-winning SF short stories to historical fiction to cookbooks to poetry, Yolen has found success and accolades. Picture books are no exception: among her numerous works in the genre are two Caldecott Medal winners, beautiful collaborations with some of the most pre-eminent illustrators, and beloved bedtime story staples. In 2021, at age 83, she published her 400th book, and showed no signs of slowing down - "[m]y eye is on 500!" she gleefully reported, discussing her ongoing projects (Scalzi).
David Shannon is a master of many styles: delightfully frenetic illustrations that reflect the occasionally chaotic aspects of childhood, charming mid-century aesthetics that add bounce to his books, more realistic art that emphasizes the unusual occurrences of his stories. Before entering the world of picture books, his pictures graced the editorial pages of periodicals including ROLLING STONE, NEWSWEEK, and THE NEW YORK TIMES. His children's books have earned numerous accolades, including a Caldecott Honor. 11'' x 9''. Original cloth-backed boards. Original unclipped ($16.00) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. [32] pages. Signed by Shannon to title page. Jacket with a bit of sunning to spine. Sharp and bright.


When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy’s point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seemed more interested in golden ornaments than friendship. Years later the boy, now an old man, looks back at the destruction of his people and their culture by the colonizers.


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Yolen, Jane; Shannon, David
Book Condition
Used - Fine in near fine dust jacket.
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Later edition
Hardback - picture book
Harcourt Brace
Place of Publication
San Diego, New York, London
Date Published
20th century,Post-WWII,US American,Picture Book,Indigenous

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