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Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival
By Velma Wallis and Jim Grant (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date November 5, 2013
Pages 127
Binding Paperback
Edition 20 anv
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062244987
ISBN-10 0062244981
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.26 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

"No one should miss this beautiful legend." -- Tony Hillerman

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine.

Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community, and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780945397182 Book cover for 9780972494496
 
With Jim Grant (other contributor) | 2 edition from Epicenter Pr (June 1, 2004)
9780972494496 | details & prices | 142 pages | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Based on an Athabascan legend passed along from mother to daughter for many generations on the upper Yukon River in Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story--with a surprise ending--of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game.
With Jim Grant (other contributor) | from Epicenter Pr (October 1, 1993)
9780945397182 | details & prices | 145 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Retells the Alaskan legend about two old women who are abandoned by their tribe during a migration in search of food
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060723521 Book cover for 9780060975845 Book cover for 9780062244987
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Jim Grant (other contributor) | 20 anv edition from Perennial (November 5, 2013)
9780062244987 | details & prices | 127 pages | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.26 lbs | List price $14.99
About: "No one should miss this beautiful legend.
With A. C. Callahan (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Perennial (July 1, 2004); titled "Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival"
9780060723521 | details & prices | 176 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $11.95
About: The retelling of a classic Alaskan legend about two elderly women abandoned by their tribe during a severe winter famine depicts their friendship, fierce determination, desperate struggle for survival, and ultimate need to forgive.
With Jim Grant (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Perennial (July 1, 1994)
9780060975845 | details & prices | 140 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $11.00
About: The retelling of an Alaskan legend about two elderly women abandoned by their tribe during a severe winter famine depicts their fierce determination, desperate struggle for survival, and ultimate need to forgive
Reinforced
With Jim Grant (other contributor) | from Demco Media (September 1, 2002); titled "Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival"
9780606251273 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $21.17
About: The retelling of an Alaskan legend about two elderly women abandoned by their tribe during a severe winter famine depicts their fierce determination, desperate struggle for survival, and ultimate need to forgive
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780785744191 Book cover for 9781417630363
 
from Turtleback Books (June 29, 2004)
9781417630363 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $24.50
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
With Jim Grant (other contributor) | from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780785744191 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The retelling of an Alaskan legend about two elderly women abandoned by their tribe during a severe winter famine depicts their fierce determination, desperate struggle for survival, and ultimate need to forgive

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