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Listening for the Crack of Dawn

(1990)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Winner of the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award

The hills and hamlets of western North Carolina in the 1950's provide the setting for this nostalgic tour de force by Donald Davis, who has appeared in live performance at the World's Fair, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Storytelling Festival, and on National Public Radio. He relates his youth in a cycle of growing-up stories, beginning before he enters school and culminating with the loss of friends to the Vietnam War.

The characters are memorable: Miss Daisy - one of the six Boring sisters, teachers every one; Daff-Knee Garlic, owner of the Sulpher Springs Big-Screen Drive-In Theater; and Aunt Laura, who knows to listen for the crack of dawn. Developed in oral performance, Davis's stories resonate in the experiences of his listeners and readers. These stories will teach readers the importance of caring, fairness and respect.

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Hardback Editions

October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (American Storytelling)
Author(s): Donald Davis
ISBN: 0-7857-2705-1 / 978-0-7857-2705-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 1955 : USA Hardback
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Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn
Author(s): Donald Davis
ISBN: 0-87483-153-9 / 978-0-87483-153-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: August House
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn (American Storytelling)
Author(s): Donald Davis
ISBN: 0-87483-605-0 / 978-0-87483-605-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: August House
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May 1991 : USA Paperback

Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn
Author(s): Donald Davis
ISBN: 0-606-12397-0 / 978-0-606-12397-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn
Author(s): Donald D Davis
ISBN: 0-87483-130-X / 978-0-87483-130-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: August House Pub Inc
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Audio Editions

September 2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn (American Storytelling (Audio))
Author(s): Donald Davis
ISBN: 0-87483-608-5 / 978-0-87483-608-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: August House
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October 2000 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn
Author(s): Donald Davis
Publisher: August House
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October 2000 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn
Author(s): Donald Davis
Publisher: August House
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October 2000 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn
Author(s): Donald Davis
Publisher: August House
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January 1955 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Listening for the Crack of Dawn (American Storytelling)
Author(s): Donald Davis
ISBN: 0-87483-147-4 / 978-0-87483-147-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: August House
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