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The Resource Great Sky Woman : a novel, Steven Barnes

Great Sky Woman : a novel, Steven Barnes

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Great Sky Woman : a novel
Title
Great Sky Woman
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Steven Barnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thirty thousand years ago, in the heart of the African continent and in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, lived the Ibandi. For countless generations they nurtured their ancient tradition, and met survivals daily struggle with quiet faith in their gods. But when brutal intruders arrived from the south, a few brave souls dared the ultimate quest to climb the Great Mountain, seeking answers and a way into the future. This novel follows the adventures of two of the Ibandis chosen ones: TCori, an abandoned girl raised by the powerful and mysterious medicine woman Stillshadow, and Frog Hopping, a boy possessing a gift that is also a curse. Through the years, and on their separate life paths, TCoris and Frogs fates entwine as an inevitable disaster approaches from the southfrom the very god they worship. For as long as there have been mountain, sky, and savannah, there has been a home for the Ibandi. Now, in the face of an enemy beyond anything spoken of even in legend, they must ask their god face-to-face: Do we remain or do we depart?
Summary
In prehistoric times, Mount Kilamanjaro is known as Great Sky Mountain to the peace-loving Ibandi people. One day, a boy named Frog Hopping on the Inner Boma clan witnesses a savage invasion by a neighboring clan in which many of his people are captured and enslaved. Now he and T'Cori, a young woman training in the herbal arts, must scale Great Sky Mountain to consult with mighty Father Mountain--for it is ony he who can protect their future
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145071
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Steven
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A6954
LC item number
G74 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Tanzania
  • Tanzania
Target audience
adult
Label
Great Sky Woman : a novel, Steven Barnes
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm63692749
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780345459008
Lccn
2006040039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780345459008
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)63692749
Label
Great Sky Woman : a novel, Steven Barnes
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm63692749
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780345459008
Lccn
2006040039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780345459008
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)63692749

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