PIECING EARTH & SKY TOGETHER: A Creation Story from the Mien Tribe of Laos.
Edition: First printing.
San Francisco: Shens Book, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A retelling of a traditional tale by Day, illustrated in full color by Genna Panzarella - "Two siblings create earth and sky with needle and thread. At first, they compete with one another, embroidering in secret. However, when the brother's shimmering sky turns out to be too small for the sister's abundant earth, they must work together to find a solution. The results are depicted in a lavish double spread, enlarged by flaps, showing an Edenic Cambodian rain forest, rich in animal life. Cast within the frame of a story told by a grandmother while she and her small granddaughter stitch together, the tale is attributed by the author to older members of the Mien community from the Laotian Handcraft Project of Berkeley, CA" (School Library Journal review) Includes an author's note explaining the importance of embroidery to this culture, and pictures of traditional stitches. SIGNED by the author on the first page. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1-885008198.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.