Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307485064

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9884

For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.
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Hog Dressing; Log Cabin Building; Mountain Crafts and Foods; Planting by the Signs; Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing; Moonshining; and Other Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385073534

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 1735

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
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25 Years

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385413466

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 359

View: 1433

Interviews with former students of Rabun Gap, Georgia's Foxfire educational program reveal the history of the program and how it affected the lives of the students
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Author: Linda Garland Page,Hilton Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807844250

Category: Games

Page: 204

View: 9184

Provides instructions for playing indoor and outdoor games and making dolls, homemade board games, and other toys
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Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807843956

Category: Cooking

Page: 327

View: 1408

Recipes for soups, salads, fish, poultry, pork, beef, sauces, vegetables, breads, and desserts are accompanied by descriptions of old-time cooking techniques
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Railroad Lore, Boardinghouses, Depression-era Appalachia, Chair Making, Whirligigs, Snakes Canes, and Gourd Art

Author: George P. Reynolds,Susan W. Walker

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385422768

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 486

View: 1532

An oral history of the Depression-era South presents the voices of Appalachian citizens and discusses folk arts, homespun crafts, Appalachian lore, boarding houses, railroad building, and the WPA. Simultaneous.
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Stories of People, Passions, and Practices from Southern Appalachia

Author: Phil Hudgins,Jessica Phillips

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0525436308

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 592

View: 462

Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home. Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks—even the world’s foremost “priviologist”—all with tales to tell. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.
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Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307757374

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 512

View: 4008

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. The ninth volume of the series includes information about general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawban Indian potter, "haint" tales, quilting, home cures, and more on the log cabin.
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Confessions Of A Girl Gang

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606299947

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 3391

Five teenage girls from upstate New York in the 1950s form a blood sisterhood to protect one another against the world and its oppressors, until their leader's disastrous act of revenge puts all their lives in turmoil
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Author: Eliot Wigginton,Margie Bennett

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385177445

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 493

View: 5195

On t.p.: general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawba Indian potter--and haint tales, quilting, home cures, (etc.).
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Author: Anya Seton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547941900

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3011

Anya Seton’s Foxfire makes the desert Southwest of the Great Depression come alive in all its rich strangeness and passion-filled glory. Amanda Lawrence, a charming, sheltered New York socialite, falls in love with Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer who belongs to the vastness of the Arizona desert. Amanda responds to his strength and self-reliance, but has nothing and nobody to guide her when she follows him to the grim town of Lodestone. “Not many authors succeed so well as Mrs. Seton in combining adventure and romance in a modern setting. Above all it is the driving and relentless pursuit of a treasure which keeps the people and the episodes at pitch throughout.” — Library Journal
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Author: Karen Kincy

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0738731471

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

View: 4504

My pulse races until my heartbeats become uncountable. I black out, my thoughts erased by a blissful agony, a euphoria of pain. I scream—and it’s the howl of a fox. Tavian Kimura has never forgotten his kitsune mother, a shape-shifting Japanese fox spirit who abandoned him as a baby. While visiting his adoptive grandparents in Japan, Tavian learns his mother is still alive and that a faceless ghost is haunting him at every turn. The ghost’s warning is clear: Leave now. It is almost too late. After a pack of vicious dog spirits attacks him, Tavian discovers that his paranormal fox powers are failing, killing him at an accelerating pace. Desperate to find a cure, he must track down his kitsune mother in Tokyo’s dangerous underworld. She is Tavian’s last chance to survive not only the fatal illness, but also the dog spirits who hunt him relentlessly. Praise for the Other Novels: “A standout blend of paranormal thriller and sweet teen romance.”—Booklist “Other has it all; love, shifters, pookas, and nail-biting action.”—Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Need and Captivate
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Author: Shannon Messenger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442445947

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 488

View: 2362

At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.
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Inspiration for Classrooms and Beyond

Author: Hilton Smith,J. Cynthia McDermott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463005641

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 8431

"This collection of essays by Foxfire practitioners represents the wide range of adaptations by educators of the pedagogical orientation of the Foxfire Magazine and Foxfire Programs for Teachers. Former students in the magazine class at Rabun County High School share the continuing impact of that experience on their lives, including a former student who is pioneering the magazine project with her sixth grade class. An early childhood teacher make a passionate, articulate case for instruction guided by the Foxfire Core Practices. And a former school administrator shares his experiences as guidance to current school administrators in enabling then supporting teachers to implement instruction guided by Foxfire’s Core Practices. Participants in Foxfire’s Program for Teachers, from early childhood teachers to college professors, describe their adaptations of the Foxfire Approach for instruction at all grade levels, all subjects and all demographics – including how they coped with the challenges they faced. One practitioner describes how she used the Core Practices to design instruction in rural China. We have an engaging essay focused on our summer courses for teachers, based on extensive observations and interview of participants attending those courses. Several essays explore the pedagogical roots of the Foxfire Approach, as well as its value in providing instruction today which engages the students in the content and results in durable learning. Readers can read straight through the book, beginning with a short historical introductory essay, or skip around to topics of interest to assemble an informed assessment of the potential of the Foxfire Approach."
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Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307757302

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 512

View: 1134

Chock full of the wit and wisdom that has become the Foxfire trademark, this entirely new volume in the acclaimed, 6-million-copy best-selling Foxfire series is on oral history of Appalachian lives and traditions, homespun crafts, and folk arts. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Railroad Lore, Boardinghouses, Depression-era Appalachia, Chair Making, Whirligigs, Snakes Canes, and Gourd Art

Author: George P. Reynolds,Susan W. Walker

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385422768

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 486

View: 2875

An oral history of the Depression-era South presents the voices of Appalachian citizens and discusses folk arts, homespun crafts, Appalachian lore, boarding houses, railroad building, and the WPA. Simultaneous.
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The Foxfire Americana Library (10)

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307948293

Category: House & Home

Page: 119

View: 1586

An Appalachian farmer’s almanac, “Planting by the Signs” is a valuable resource for the gardener looking for time-honored tips for clearing land and growing vegetables from the people who originally pioneered the art through hard work (and a little bit of luck). In the spirit of the Foxfire Americana Library, this entry also contains a collection of gardening-related folklore, including signs to tell that winter is coming and a guide to planting successfully according to the stars. Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.
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Author: O Thiam Chin

Publisher: Epigram Books

ISBN: 9811700990

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 511

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Author: M. G. Anthony

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682610284

Category: Games

Page: 112

View: 5699

“Let’s Make Coloring Great Again!” AS SEEN ON CNN! Whether he’s crossing the Delaware or playing chess with Putin, see Donald Trump like you’ve never seen him before! Over 50 drawings of Trump for you to color—any way you want! YOU decide what color his superhero costume is! YOU decide what shade his hair is! Are you For or Against? It’s up to you! Now’s your chance to show The Donald in his true colors! The Trump Coloring Book makes a great gift for all the Americans in your life!
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