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Foxfire 12: The New Book in the Classic Series on Simple Living in America

Foxfire 12: The New Book in the Classic Series on Simple Living in America

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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.

Author: Foxfire Fund Inc
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 09/14/2004
Pages: 576
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.53lbs
Size: 9.47h x 5.77w x 1.16d
ISBN: 9781400032617

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 08/30/2004 pg. 45
Kliatt 11/01/2004 pg. 36

About the Author
Founded in 1966, FOXFIRE is a nonprofit education organization. Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based approach is advocated through The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center and grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people and culture as essential educational tools.

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