A Foxfire Christmas

Appalachian Memories and Traditions

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807899046

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 4765

New in paperback This captivating book of recollections celebrates the holiday traditions of Appalachian families as passed from one generation to the next. Based on Foxfire students' interviews with neighbors and family members, the memories shared here are from a simpler time, when gifts were fewer but perhaps more precious, and holiday tables were laden with traditional favorites. More than just reminiscences, however, A Foxfire Christmas includes instructions for recreating many of the ornaments, toys, and recipes that make up so many family traditions, from Chicken and Dumplings to Black Walnut Cake, and from candy pulls to corn husk dolls and hand-whittled toy cars.

The Foxfire Book

Hog Dressing; Log Cabin Building; Mountain Crafts and Foods; Planting by the Signs; Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing; Moonshining; and Other Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385073534

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 3483

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games

Author: Linda Garland Page,Hilton Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617005

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7135

Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses, and other toys--each with complete instructions and the flavor of southern Appalachia. Every toy and game has been tested by the Foxfire students and is devised to make or play yourself, without major expense, complicated parts, or electricity. Originally published in 1985, the book includes familiar games like marbles, hopscotch, and horseshoes, as well as more obscure entertainments such as stealing the pines, crows and cranes, and thimble. Here, too, are instructions for constructing playhouses, noisemakers, puzzles, and whimmy diddles. The book also provides information on special games traditionally played on Sundays and holidays. For those who are tired of worn-out batteries and electronic toys and for anyone curious about the playtimes of an earlier generation, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a welcome and entertaining guide.

Foxfire 10

Railroad Lore, Boardinghouses, Depression-era Appalachia, Chair Making, Whirligigs, Snakes Canes, and Gourd Art

Author: George P. Reynolds,Susan W. Walker

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385422768

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 486

View: 6344

An oral history of the Depression-era South presents the voices of Appalachian citizens and discusses folk arts, homespun crafts, Appalachian lore, boarding houses, railroad building, and the WPA. Simultaneous.

Foxfire 10

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307757302

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 512

View: 2914

Chock full of the wit and wisdom that has become the Foxfire trademark, this entirely new volume in the acclaimed, 6-million-copy best-selling Foxfire series is on oral history of Appalachian lives and traditions, homespun crafts, and folk arts. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games

Author: Linda Garland Page,Hilton Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617005

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7841

Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses, and other toys--each with complete instructions and the flavor of southern Appalachia. Every toy and game has been tested by the Foxfire students and is devised to make or play yourself, without major expense, complicated parts, or electricity. Originally published in 1985, the book includes familiar games like marbles, hopscotch, and horseshoes, as well as more obscure entertainments such as stealing the pines, crows and cranes, and thimble. Here, too, are instructions for constructing playhouses, noisemakers, puzzles, and whimmy diddles. The book also provides information on special games traditionally played on Sundays and holidays. For those who are tired of worn-out batteries and electronic toys and for anyone curious about the playtimes of an earlier generation, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a welcome and entertaining guide.

The Foxfire Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6770

Celebrate Christmas

Author: Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766027763

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4413

An introduction to Christmas discusses the origins and development of the holiday and its traditions, its religious and cultural significance, its commercialization, and related topics.

Appalachian Children’s Literature

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786460199

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 361

This comprehensive bibliography includes books written about or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the present. Titles represent the entire region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission, including portions of 13 states stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author, and each title is accompanied by an annotation, most of which include composite reviews and critical analyses of the work. All classic genres of children’s literature are represented.

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0804173117

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 592

View: 6336

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.

Foxfire 12

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307485064

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 661

For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.

A Southern Style Christmas

Author: Lucinda Secrest McDowell,Jan Karon

Publisher: Harold Shaw Pub

ISBN: 9780877887812

Category: Religion

Page: 127

View: 7801

Celebrate Christmas with a touch of southern warmth This elegant, full-color gift book boasts a wonderful collection of heartwarming stories, poems, regional traditions, and recipes from people whose roots and hearts are deep in the South. Enjoy reflections by great writers and well-known Southerners. No matter where you live, this book will help you soak up the beauty of Christmas. Includes selections from:Jan Karon, Liz Curtis Higgs, Max Lucado, Anne Rivers Siddons, Charles Allen, Michael Card, Ruth Bell Graham, Catherine Marshall and others.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807843956

Category: Cooking

Page: 327

View: 4664

Recipes for soups, salads, fish, poultry, pork, beef, sauces, vegetables, breads, and desserts are accompanied by descriptions of old-time cooking techniques

The Magic Maker

A Portrait of John Langstaff, Creator of the Christmas Revels

Author: Susan Cooper

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763650404

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 193

View: 1426

A portrait of Christmas Revels founder John Langstaff reveals influences that shaped the creation of his popular annual celebration, from his mischievous choirboy experiences and early career as a recital singer to his World War II injury and subsequent work as a recording artist, television performer, teacher and children's author. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Grey King.

Foxfire

Author: Anya Seton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547941900

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 430

Anya Seton’s Foxfire makes the desert Southwest of the Great Depression come alive in all its rich strangeness and passion-filled glory. Amanda Lawrence, a charming, sheltered New York socialite, falls in love with Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer who belongs to the vastness of the Arizona desert. Amanda responds to his strength and self-reliance, but has nothing and nobody to guide her when she follows him to the grim town of Lodestone. “Not many authors succeed so well as Mrs. Seton in combining adventure and romance in a modern setting. Above all it is the driving and relentless pursuit of a treasure which keeps the people and the episodes at pitch throughout.” — Library Journal

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book

Singin', Praisin', Raisin'

Author: Joyce Green,Casi Best,Foxfire Students

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0307742598

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 508

View: 3319

"The bestselling Foxfire series returns with a loving tribute to Appalachian culture, this time with a focus on preserving and passing down the music, the lore, and the "how-to" wisdom of earlier generations"--Provided by publisher.

Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly

Recipes from Southern Appalachia

Author: Joan E. Aller

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449400183

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 9613

There are many cookbooks about Southern cooking, but precious few celebrate the southern Appalachian food that has sustained mountain folk past and present. Thankfully, we now have Joan E. Aller's Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly. Featuring more than 150 recipes for down-home, soul-satisfying dishes, Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly is more than just a cookbook. Complete with passages on the history, places, and people of southern Appalachia, along with lush full-color photography of the food and scenery of the southern Appalachian Mountains, Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly serves as both a cookbook and a guided tour of the local lore, traditions, and culture of this uniquely American region.

Alex Stewart, Portrait of a Pioneer

Author: John Rice Irwin

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780887400537

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 298

View: 7721

Here is a moving literary portrait of real 20th century pioneer, Alex Stewart, a cooper, father of 13, farmer, logger, railroad man, and do-it-yourself interpreter of his rugged homeland in the mountains of Tennessee. His courage, humor and strength have endeared him to all who knew him, and now we can meet him through the book.

Foxfire

Author: Susan Cooper,Hume Cronyn,Jonathon Holtzman

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573618925

Category: Appalachian Region

Page: 104

View: 3119