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- DescriptionBee stings on the backside! That was just the beginning. Tim was about to enter a world of the past, with bullying boys, stones and Indian spirits of long ago. But they were real spirits, real stones, very real memoriesIn this powerful family saga, author Tim Tingle tells the story of his family s move from Oklahoma Choctaw country to Pasadena, TX. Spanning 50 years, Saltypie describes the problems encountered by his Choctaw grandmotherfrom her orphan days at an Indian boarding school to hardships encountered in her new home on the Gulf Coast.Tingle says, Stories of modern Indian families rarely grace the printed page. Long before I began writing, I knew this story must be told. Seen through the incent eyes of a young boy, Saltypie a 2011 Skipping Stones hor book, WordCraft Circle 2012 Children's Literature Award-winner, and winner of the 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People in the category of Grades 4-6 is the story of one family s efforts to hor the past while struggling to gain a foothold in modern America.Tim Tingle, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a sought-after storyteller for folklore festivals, library conferences, and schools across America. At the request of Choctaw Chief Pyle, Tim tells a story to the tribe every year before Pyle s State of the Nation Address at the Choctaw Labor Day Gathering. Tim s previous and often reprinted books from Cinco Puntos PressWalking the Choctaw Road and Crossing Bok Chittoreceived numerous awards, but what makes Tim the proudest is the recognition he receives from the American Indian communities.Karen Clarkson, a Choctaw tribal member, is a self-taught artist who specializes in portraits of Native Americans. She did t start painting until after her children had left home; she has since been widely acclaimed as a Native American painter. She lives in San Leandro, California.
- Author BiographyChoctaw storyteller Tim Tingle makes his living telling stories and teaching folklore at schools, universities and festivals nationally. The Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers selected Tim as Contemporary Storyteller of the Year for 2001. Tim Tingle lives in Canyon Lake, Texas, near San Antonio. Choctaw artist Karen Clarkson lives in San Leandro, California with her husband Bill and their two dogs. A trip to Paris when she was ten inspired her to study the old masters but she feels she came into her own as an artist when she started creating portraits of Native Americans.
- Author(s)Tim Tingle
- PublisherCinco Puntos Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/06/2010
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLouisville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCinco Puntos Press,U.S.
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width221 mm
- Height282 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Illustrator(s)Karen Clarkson
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