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The Huna Warrior The Magic Begins

By Jennifer Martin,

Roseville, CA: Prairie Angel Press. New. 2006. First Edition. Softcover. 0964697513 . Book is new, with no markings, slight shelfwear to cover corners. Kat Romero, a California school administrator, discovers she is a descendant of the kahuna—experts in the secret tradition of the ancient shamans of Hawaii, able to walk safely on hot lava, heal broken bones instantly, and even pray an enemy to death. When a renegade kahuna in Maui targets Kat as his foremost enemy, she evolves into her destiny as the Huna Warrior, using all her newfound powers against the deadly magic sent her way. (505,0614) .

$14.95

FOLKLORISTICS An Introduction

By Georges, Robert A. & Michael Owen Jones

Indiana University Press. Near Fine. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 9780253209948 . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 352 pages; ""Folkloristics" ...will stand among the best folklore books ever written...it is unequalled in the number and detail of the illustrative examples it presents. The book, indeed, is a veritable summary of the types of folkloric studies found in American journals and books in this century." - Carl Lindahl "Folkloristics" is the most complete and up-to-date study of folklore and folklore methodologies. Two noted folklore scholars outline four perspectives that researchers employ to conceptualize, document, and study the phenomena that we consider 'folklore': folklore as artifact, describable and diffusible entity, culture, and behavior. The opening chapter describes the pervasiveness of folklore in everyday life, including its uses in literature, films, television, cartoons, comic strips, and advertising. Subsequent chapters characterize and illustrate in detail the four perspectives used in folklore research, and the authors conclude by demonstrating the interrelatedness of the perspectives. Each chapter has five components: a characterization of the field of folkloristics or of a perspective used in studying folklore; examples, definitions, and quotations presented within boxes and embedded in the text at specific points; illustrations from or related to published works characterized; concluding statements that summarize principal points made in the chapter; and endnotes. "Folkloristics" employs a variety of folklore examples, such as myths, legends, ballads, jokes, riddles, traditional foods, festivals, and healing ceremonies - over 400 examples illustrating some 45 expressive forms and processes. These come from diverse peoples in the U. S. And other countries (47 national, tribal, and ethnic groups). The cultures represented include those of Native Americans (e. G. , Zuni, Winnebago, Hopi) , African Americans, Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Tongans, Finns, the English, Russians, Peruvians, Costa Ricans, the Mende of Sierra Leone, and the Choke of Zaire, as well as the cultures of occupational groups, religious communities, children, women and gay men. (645) .

$14.95

DARK MATTER Reading the Bones, Speculative Fiction from the African  Diaspora
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DARK MATTER Reading the Bones, Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora

By Thomas, Sheree R.

Aspect. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0446528609 . VG+. Book is actually new but has light shelfwear to jacket involving scuffing of jacket & light edge wear. Small remainder mark across upper edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages; "In an excellent, idiosyncratic collection of sf, fantasy and folktale-derived fiction by African American (including Caribbean) writers, the quality of writing is uniformly high, and the contributors constitute practically a who's who of African American writers who have dealt in speculative fiction, beginning with W. E. B. DuBois, represented by a piece dating from 1920. Samuel Delany, Nalo Hopkinson, Tananarive Due, and Walter Mosley also appear, and the tone of most of the stories, even "Anansi Meets Peter Parker at the Taco Bell on Lexington," is serious and even desperate. One compensation for that tone is that Mosley seems much more at home in short sf and fantasy than he is at novel length, as in Blue Light (1998). But writing of this quality speaks eloquently for itself, and so do such surprises as Carol Cooper's panegyric to the consciousness-raising influence of Andre Norton, one of three essays at the end of the volume. " [640] .

$14.50

HINDU MYTHS A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit

By Anonymous; O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger (translator)

Penguin Classics. Very Good. 1976. Softcover. Penguin 1976 printing. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light edge/corner wear, light rubbing and a small taped tear/peel on rear. These tales of Hindu gods and demons express in vivid symbols the metaphysical insights of ancient Indian priests and poets.... (177noto) ; Penguin Classics; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 368 pages; .

$4.95

THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW
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THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW

By Ishii, Momoko; Paterson, Katherine

Lodestar Books. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0525671994 . Translated from the Japanese by Katherine Paterson. Oblong 12" x 8.5". Ex-library book but still in very nice condition - usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean & tight, brodart cover has some scuffing but jacket underneath is excellent. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages; "This Japanese folktale tells the story of a kind old man and his greedy wife. In a fit of anger the cruel woman cuts out the tongue of a sparrow the old man loves. He journeys to the sparrow's house to apologize, stopping along the way to help others, and is honored by the tongue-cut sparrow, who gives him a treasure chest. When the churlish woman makes the same journey out of greed, she gets her comeuppance from a horrible snake and a huge toad from whom she barely escapes with her life...." [458-osl? ] .

$16.00

THE GREAT WING
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THE GREAT WING

By Tartaglia, Louis A.

Executive Books. Near Fine. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0937539236 . Hardcover. Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Cover has light scuffing. "This whimsical story about a Canada goose is really an analogy illustrating human transformation. As readers follow the tribulations of a rebellious fledgling who matures into the leader of a V-wing formation, they will recognize the value of virtues such as honesty, courage, and perseverance, and learn that an individual's strengths are magnified when they serve the needs of a group." [392-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages .

$4.95

WHALE SNOW
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WHALE SNOW

By Edwardson, Debby Dahl; Patterson, Annie

Charlesbridge Publishing. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. Hardcover. 1570913935 . Excellent condition. Hardcover clean & tight other than small corner inscription on endpage (easily covered). Jacket has a small egg sticker covering price on flap, otherwise as new. "Amiqquq is excited when his family catches a bowhead whale. As his family prepares to celebrate the traditional Inupiaq whaling feast, Amiqqaq learns about the spirit-of-the-whale. " [401-osl] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages .

$8.95

THE PUEBLO STORYTELLER

By Babcock, Barbara A. ; Monthan, Guy and Doris

University of Arizona Press. Very Good+. 1997. Sixth Printing. Softcover. 0816511934 . Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, light scuffing, slight edgewear to cover. B/w & colour illustrations. 201 pages. "From this insightful work, we learn to appreciate how the art of pottery making and the art of storytelling have been forever intertwined....A rich compendium that deals with oral traditions, cultural history, and the arts. The Pueblo storyteller is a treasure house for students of Pueblo culture and history. "--Journal of Arizona History. [649]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$11.95

GREECE AND ROME Myths and Legends
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GREECE AND ROME Myths and Legends

By Guerber, H. A.

London: Bracken Books. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0946495866 . Originally published as "Myths of Greece & Rome" in London by G. G Harrap, 1907. Hardcover is very good with no internal markings, some spotting/soiling to one outer edge of pages. Jacket has scuffing & a few small edge tears. "The stories in this book are presented as straightforward, enjoyable narratives but there is also an analysis of the myths, a map of the classical world, an illuminating genealogical table of the gods, goddesses & heroes, plus complete glossary and index..." [917] ; 8vo; 395 pages .

$9.50

GHOSTS, PIRATES AND TREASURE TROVE The Phantoms That Haunt New Brunswick

By Trueman, Stuart

Mcclelland & Stewart. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0771086024 . Solid, tight condition. Ex-library book with usual type markings. Light edge & corner wear. Light soiling & small brownish stain (coffee? ) to one outer edge which affects just the edge of several pages. Interior otherwise clean, a few earmarks. "22 tales of hair-raising hoaxes, burning ships, spine-tingling spirits and eerie events..." Includes: The Dungarvon Whooper, The Headless Nun, The Galloping Ghost of Major Studholm & several others. [351-notosl]; 8vo .

$8.00

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
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JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

By Brooks, Felicity (Retold by)

London: Usborne Publishing. Near Fine. 1997. Softcover. 0746027338 . Very nice condition, clean and unmarked. Cover has a little wear to edges and light scuffing. Colour & b/w illus. Deep in the heart of enemy territory, Jason and his fearless crew, the Argonauts, do battle with giants, dragons, monsters and a merciless sea god to bring the legendary Golden Fleece back to Greece. Juvenile/Young adult. [osl-325]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$8.00

FORBIDDEN VOICE Reflections of a Mohawk Indian
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FORBIDDEN VOICE Reflections of a Mohawk Indian

By Greene, Alma (Gah-Wonh-Nos-Doh)

London: Hamlyn Publishing. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0600348296 . Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear, a little scuffing and old price sticker on rear. Forbidden Voice is descended from a long line of Mohawk Chieftains and daughter of a Clan Mother. These are the stories of her people, written down for the white man to understand. "We have our own magic and own mysteries. This book is about some of them. " [602] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$15.95

SACRED LEGENDS

By Ray, Carl & Stevens, James R.

Ontario: Penumbra Press. Very Good. 1995. Softcover. 0921254776 . Tight, clean condition. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Light edge/corner wear to laminate, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Interior of pages clean & tight, b/w illustrations. 144 pages. StevensI revisits and revises his original publication, Sacred Legends of The Sandy Lake Cree...this volume includes stories of windigos, thunderbirds and avenging gods that once inhabited the world. Complete the Penumbra Press trilogy of Sandy lake stories, including Legends from the Forest and Killing the Shamen, both collaborations of Chief Thomas Fiddler and James R. Stevens. [osl]; 8vo .

$13.50

GIANTS OF THE FROST
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GIANTS OF THE FROST

By Wilkins, Kim

Australia: Harpercollins. Very Good+. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 0732274060 . Trade softcover (8" tall). Excellent condition, only very light wear overall, light creasing, two small remainder marks bottom edge of pages. No internal markings. " Taking a job on an isolated island in the Sea of Norway, scientist Victoria Scott wants a quiet place to finish her doctoral thesis. But Victoria isn't prepared for the strange shadows outside her cabin window, the rumors of a murderous hag who sucks one's soul during sleep, and the tales of mythic monsters lurking in the forest. More frightening than the island's nightmarish mysteries: to Victoria, everything is hauntingly familiar. When an enigmatic stranger appears on the island, Victoria's sense of foreboding peaks. For she learns that they are connected by a conflict centuries old - one that can end only with her death. " (400? ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.95

PAST THE SIZE OF DREAMING
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PAST THE SIZE OF DREAMING

By Hoffman, Nina Kiriki

Ace Books. Very Good+. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 0441008984 . Very nice condition. Slight edgewear, slight soiling, remainder mark to one outer edge. No internal markings. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; "Past the Size of Dreaming is the wonderfully inventive continuation of A Red Heart of Memories. Readers rejoin the wandering witches Matt (Matilda) Black and Edmund Reynolds as they revisit and heal the painful past. For those who've not yet read the first book, Hoffman reintroduces them with "Matt Black smiled. She had found Edmund three months earlier in a pioneer graveyard, and she had stayed with him ever since." Matt "spent most of her time talking with things instead of people" because "anything shaped by humankind might have a story to tell her." Edmund and Matt have found two of Edmund's childhood friends, Nathan the ghost and Suki (Susan) , the girl Edmund rescued from an abusive father. They seek the others, Julio, Deirdre, and the twins, Terry and Tasha. To defeat the demon-controlling master wizard who once abducted Julio and is still controlling Galen, his apprentice, they must pool their magical resources. " [245-noto] .

$7.55

THEOROTICA AND THE FIRES OF INSPIRATION
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THEOROTICA AND THE FIRES OF INSPIRATION

By Janos, James

Edmonton, AB: Janosound Publishing. Fine. 2006. First Edition. Softcover. 0978184408 . Excellent, near new condition - slight soiling to cover, interior unmarked. "Theorotica, the epic story of Gods, Demons, Mortals and Angels. Theorotica: G-Angel 'Death is the great inspirer. ' Well, if you're the daughter of Caliope you would debate that. Enter an amazing world where Muses inspire Mortals, Angels defend us and Demons try to possess your soul. Follow the lives of four artists as seen through the eyes of the one sent to protect them. This is one novel you will never forget. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 498 pages .

$19.50

GREENVOE,  One Summer Week in the Orkney Community of Greenvoe
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GREENVOE, One Summer Week in the Orkney Community of Greenvoe

By George Mackay Brown

Penguin. Good. 1985. Softcover. 0140039783 . Penguin 1985 paperback. Cover has moderate wear to edges, upper edge of pages has pen marks and light soiling. Several pages have creased corners. Mackay Brown, who died in 1996, lived most of his life on the Orkneys. His first novel is set among an isolated community on the islands. Greenvoe, the community on the Orkney Island of Hellya, has existed unchanged for generations.... (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 249 pages .

$5.50

GRIZZLIES & WHITE GUYS The Stories of Clayton Mack
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GRIZZLIES & WHITE GUYS The Stories of Clayton Mack

By Thommasen, Harvey

Madeira Park & Vancouver: Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 1550170899 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, slight tilt to spine and a little bumping to corners. Jacket has no tears, upper edge has some creasing/crinkling, crease across front flap. Light scuffing/scratches to jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; " The extraordinary life story of Clayton Mack (1910-1993) , a legendary hunting guide from the Nuxalk Nation (Bella Coola) , is told in his own words. To Clayton Mack, who loved the wilderness and whose most precious memories were of the days when people got around without roads, told time without watches, and took planks from giant cedars without axes, the two most mysterious creatures on earth were grizzly bears and Q'umsciwas (white men) - from Crooked Jaw the Indian Agent to the rich and famous men who hired him to guide them on their trophy hunts....." b/w photos. (541) .

$22.50

FOOLS, AND OTHER STORIES
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FOOLS, AND OTHER STORIES

By Ndebele, Njabulo

Readers International. Good. 1986. Softcover. 0930523202 . Reprint, 280 pages. Light edgewear, creasing to cover, small peeled area top corner. Interior has a small amount of pencil underlining and booksellers stamp on first page, a little age tanning to page edges. From Library Journal: The five stories in this fine first collection are set in the black South African township of Charterston, where the author himself grew up. Without sentimentality or redundant stridency, they depict the black struggle for survival and human dignity under the evils of apartheid. Ndebele's acute ear for dialogue and his eye for telling visual detail enable him to evoke township life with remarkable immediacy for the non-South African reader. He also has a special talent for portraying the complex relationships between children and adults. The novella-length title story "Fools" is the prize of the collection, but the four shorter pieces are also of high quality. Recommended for African and fiction collections. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ); 8vo .

$10.05

AFRICAN RHYTHMS Selected Stories and Poems
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AFRICAN RHYTHMS Selected Stories and Poems

By Brooks, Charlotte K. (editor)

Washington Square Press. Very Good. 1974. First Edition. Softcover. 0671487582 . Washington Square Press 1974 edition. 12mo (7 1/4" tall) . Light wear to edges, crease to spine, interior pages clean and tight. 238 pages. An excellent collection of little known stories of African literature, including early creation myths, photo essays, folklore, poetry, and contemporary tales. Illustrated, 238 pages. (os); 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; .

$7.50

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