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Shadow | Blaise Cendrars
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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.
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Shadow | Blaise Cendrars

“Shadow itself has no shadow”. This quote shows how deep this book is and how wise the words are written on the page.

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Shadow | Blaise Cendrars

This story was a very interesting read. It‘s a very deep book and would be understood on different levels depending on what age you read it to. Nevertheless, it‘s a very interesting book and I would read this to a class.

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Shadow | Blaise Cendrars
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Award: Caldecott
Review: This book is based off of African folklore. It is about the mysterious happenings of a shadow. This story tells the reader about the characteristics of the shadow; how it forms, how it moves, where it lives, and how the shadow is unstoppable at all times of the day.

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5⭐️ I love this Caldecott winner from 1983- the illustrations are beautiful and the verses would be beautiful read out loud ( as originally translated. ) Going to work in reading Children‘s books awards this summer, including ( so excited!!!) The Corbett‘s Scott King Award

LShelby By any chance is this based on shadow puppets? 2y
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