Item description for The Foxfire 40th Anniversary Book: Faith, Family, and the Land by Foxfire Fund Inc...
Overview Presents a collection of stories, customs, crafts, and wisdom from Appalachia, covering the traditional values of the region, personal reminiscences, descriptions of old church services, and forty years of lessons.
Publishers Description In 1966, an English teacher and students in Northeast Georgia founded a quarterly magazine, not only as a vehicle to learn the required English curriculum, but also to teach others about the customs, crafts, traditions, and lifestyle of their Appalachian culture. Named "Foxfire" after a local phosphorescent lichen, the magazine became one of the most beloved publications in American culture. For four decades, "Foxfire" has brought the philosophy of simple living to readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency, home crafts, and the art of natural remedies, and preserving the stories of Appalachia. This anniversary edition brings us generations of voices and lessons about the three essential Appalachian values of faith, family, and the land. We listen to elders share their own memories of how things used to be, and to the new generations eager to preserve traditional values in a more complicated world. There are descriptions of old church services, of popular Appalachian games and pastimes, and of family recipes. Rich with memories and useful lessons, this is a fitting tribute to this inspiring and practical publication that has become a classic American institution.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Foxfire 40th Anniversary Book: Faith, Family, and the Land by Foxfire Fund Inc has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 860
Publishers Weekly - 07/17/2006 page 153
Booklist - 09/01/2006 page 40
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2007 page 163
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 710
Library Journal - 08/15/2006
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 1255
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.12" Height: 1.15" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 12, 2006
ISBN 0307275515 ISBN13 9780307275516
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More About Foxfire Fund Inc
Founded in 1966, FOXFIRE is a nonprofit education organization. Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based approach is advocated through The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center and grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people and culture as essential educational tools.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Foxfire 40th Anniversary Book: Faith, Family, and the Land?
Four decades of Foxfire Feb 18, 2007
The "Foxfire 40th Anniversary Book" is a wonderful tribute to the people of Appalachia as they shared memories of their lives and culture with us. This book follows the same down-to-earth tone as the preceeding volumes. The earlier ones were very informative and enjoyable, and this one certainly lives up to that standard.