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Forest of the Clouded Leopard

Myers, Lynne; Myers, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0395674085 / ISBN 13: 9780395674086
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1994
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed Very nice hardback and jacket. Only sight wear. Personalized inscription (To Babs and Howard) signed by author. I can't tell if it's Lynne or Christopher. Purchased from the estate of Babs and Howard Sirak. Text is clean, unmarked, tight. (Shelf location: A) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 046258

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Title: Forest of the Clouded Leopard

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: ISigned

Edition: First Edition.

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Kenchendai, a boy of the Iban people of Borneo, is torn between the customs of his tribe and what he is learning in his modern boarding school.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 5-8-Kenchedai, a modern-thinking, 15-year-old Iban boy who lives in the rain forest in Borneo and believes that his people's established way of life is backward and full of superstition, finds his viewpoint reversed in this adventure/quest story. After his grandfather is killed by a wild boar, his father has a dream that he believes carries a message from the spirit world, and he begins a journey to Sebayan, the Land of the Dead. Kenchendai then feels bound to follow and bring him back to the family's longhouse. In what should be the most exciting part of the young man's quest-his trek through the rain forest-the book's momentum falters. Even Kenchendai's battles with the spirit creatures to reclaim his father and rescue him from death seem anticlimactic. The authors offer insight into the traditional beliefs of the Iban, but a dismal cover, an incomplete glossary, and characters that seem to serve only as mouthpieces for various points of view belie the promise of an initially compelling book. Since few other novels exist that illuminate this kind of modern science versus tradition conflict, especially where the ancient ways seem to prevail, some libraries will nevertheless want to add this to their collections. The authors have based their story on real conflicts that mirror dilemmas many other cultures face in today's world.
Ellen Fader, Oregon State Library, Salem
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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