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Shadow

by Marcia Brown

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Caldecott winner 1983
translated work by Blaise Cendrars
In verse, what is Shadow? So much more and less than what it seems
  bp0128bd | Jan 24, 2014 |
Caldecot Winner 1983.

Shadow is everywhere in the light, but blind at night. ( )
  Emelymac | Jan 15, 2014 |
Caldecott winner 1983
translated work by Blaise Cendrars
In verse, what is Shadow? So much more and less than what it seems
  Phill242 | May 6, 2013 |
Caldecott Medal, 1983 ( )
  scote23 | Mar 30, 2013 |
Cut and torn paper collage and paint illustrate the concept of "shadow", a kind of dark life-force of story and song in African culture.
  scducharme | Feb 5, 2012 |
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The eye has no shadow.
All the children of the Moon
and of the Sun,
the Earth, the water,
the Air, the Fire,
own no shadow.
Shadow itself has no shadow.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0684172267, Hardcover)

Shadow lives in the forest...

It goes forth at night

to prowl around the fires.

It even likes to mingle

with the dancers...

Shadow...

It waves with the grasses,

curls up at the foot of trees...

But in the African experience Shadow is much more. The village storytellers and shamans of an Africa that is passing into memory called forth for the poet Blaise Cendrars an eerie image, shifting between the beliefs of the present and the spirits of the past.

Shadow...

It does not cry out,

it has no voice...

It can cast a spell over you...

It follows man everywhere,

even to war...

Marcia Brown's stunning illustrations in collage, inspired by her travels in Africa, evoke the atmosphere and drama of a life now haunted, now enchanted by Shadow.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:54:22 -0400)

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Free verse evocation of the eerie, shifting images of Shadow which represents the beliefs and ghosts of the past and is brought to life wherever there is light, fire, and a storyteller.

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