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Saltypie : a Choctaw journey from darkness into light / by Tim Tingle ; illustrated by Karen Clarkson.

Tingle, Tim. (Author). Clarkson, Karen, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library E 973.0497 TIN (Text) 33500013139050 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781933693675
  • ISBN: 1933693673
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, ©2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.:
Stories of the author's Choctaw Indian family, centering particularly on his blind grandmother.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 3.7 .5.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 May #1
    Looking back to his childhood, Choctaw storyteller Tingle introduces his capable, comforting Mawmaw (grandmother); recalls his shock as a six-year-old at realizing that she was blind (possibly, he learns, as a result of a racially motivated assault in her own youth); and recounts a hospital vigil years afterward when she received an eye transplant. His strong, measured prose finds able counterpart in Clarkson's subtly modeled, full-bleed close-ups of eloquently expressive faces and closely gathered members of the author's large extended family. The title comes from a word invented by Tingle's father as a stand-in for any sort of pain or distress, and its use serves to enhance the vivid sense of intimacy that pervades this reminiscence. A lengthy afterword provides more details about Tingle's family and Choctaw culture, and offers much to think about regarding American Indian stereotypes. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Choctaw 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.

Subject: Tingle, Tim > Childhood and youth > Juvenile literature.
Tingle, Tim > Family > Juvenile literature.
Tingle, Tim > Childhood and youth.
Tingle, Tim > Family.
Tingle, Tim.
Choctaw Indians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Grandmothers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Wisdom > Juvenile literature.
Choctaw Indians > Crimes against > Texas > Pasadena > Juvenile literature.
Blindness > Texas > Pasadena > Juvenile literature.
Pasadena (Tex.) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Choctaw Indians > Biography.
Pasadena (Tex.) > Biography.
Choctaw Indians.
Grandmothers > United States.
Pasadena (Tex.)
Choctaw Indians.
Texas > Pasadena.
United States.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books for children.

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