Shadow

with audio recording

Illustrated by Marcia Brown / Translated by The French of Blaise Cendrars and Marcia Brown
LIST PRICE £4.99
About The Book

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.

About The Author

Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children's literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.

About The Illustrator

Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children's literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442450592
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
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  • USA Children's Books of International Interest
  • ALA Caldecott Medal
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