Dreamplace by George Lyon

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A young girl climbs the ladder up from the kiva. She looks about, unsure whom she'll see in the sudden sunlight--Anasazi Indians of 800 years ago, or her family and others on a present-day tour of Mesa Verde, Colorado. Within her, mysterious past has merged with awakened present in words and paintings of the past. Full color.

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George Ella Lyon was born on April 25, 1949, in Harlan, Kentucky. She is an author who has published in many genre, including picture books, poetry, juvenile novels and articles. Her books often take place in Appalachia. She earned her B.A. at Centre College in Kentucky in 1971, her M.A. at the University of Arkansas in 1972 and her PhD at Indiana University - Bloomington in 1978. She first published in 1983, a poetry collection called Mountain. Aside from publishing, she also taught writing at a number of colleges, including the University of Kentucky, Centre College, Transylvania University, and Radford University. She has also acted as an executive committee member for the Women Writers Conference. She has also taught writing through workshops, conferences, and author visits. Her titles include Father Time and the Day Boxes, Sonny's House of Spies, Holding on to Zoe, All the Water in the World, With a Hammer for My Heart, and Where I'm From: Where Poems Come From. In 2014 her title Voices from the March on Washington made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. Peter Catalanotto was born in March 1959 in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in East Northport, Long Island. Catalanotto was educated at the Pratt Institute; his career as an illustrator began in the 1980s, painting jackets for young adult books and illustrating for newspapers and magazines. In 1987 he was asked to illustrate All I See by Cynthia Rylant. Peter then went on to write several picture books, the first being Dylan's Day Out, published in 1989. He has since published over 40 books, 14 of which he also wrote, including Matthew A. B. C., Emily's Art, Ivan the Terrier, and Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-it-All.
Published March 1, 1993 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the manner of Lyon and Catalanotto's other visions of the past as immanent in the present (Who Came Down That Road?, 1992): a glimpse of the Anasazi as vividly imagined by a child visiting the ruins at Colorado's Mesa Verde.

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She imagines--as if she were dreaming, seeing through the scrim of historical time--the Pueblo people who 800 years before ``plaited sandals, wove baskets / coiled clay into pots.'' Then, ``one day / when even trees were hungry / they turned their backs'' on their cliff dwellings ``leaving us / f...

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