Foxfire 12

Foxfire 12

War Stories, Cherokee Traditions, Summer Camps, Square Dancing, Crafts, and More Affairs of Plain Living

Book - 2004
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
A twelfth volume in the series celebrating the art of the simple life offers a collection of stories, customs, crafts, and more from Appalachia, covering such topics as square dancing, summer camp, Cherokee traditions, and lessons on everything from how to make rose beads and wooden caskets to how to find turtles in the local pond. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents the art of the simple life with a collection of stories and essays on Appalachia, covering such topics as square dancing, making rose beads, Cherokee traditions, and lessons on finding turtles in the local pond.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781400032617 (pbk.)
140003261X (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 975.8123 FOX
Characteristics: xv, 560 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cheek, Angie
Collins, Kaye Carver
Alternative Title: Foxfire twelve

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Jul 30, 2013

something everyone should read and learn from

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