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The Pond God and Other Stories By Samuel Jay Keyser

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The Pond God and Other Stories by Samuel Jay Keyser

Oscar Wilde was once asked why he wrote stories for children (for example, The Happy Giant). His answer: "I no more write for children than I write for adults. Rather, I write for those who find in simplicity a subtle strangeness." So, too, writes Samuel Jay Keyser in The Pond God and Other Stories. The stories were inspired by a Navajo shaman who once said that he had seen a god walking across the horizon. Keyser is both humorous and profound as he explores the foibles and insights of the very human "gods" who inhabit his primordial world. The stories include How Clouds Came to Be," "How a Thief Stole the Horizon," and "How the Sun Tricked a God." Each reader of these 43 parables will bring a different perspective to the stories. Robert Shetterly, acclaimed for his illustration of William Blake's Proverbs of Heaven and Hell, captures and compounds the "subtle strangeness" of Keyser's tales in the simple, evocative line drawings for The Pond God."

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About Samuel Jay Keyser

SAMUEL JAY KEYSER is Peter de Florez Emeritus Professor at MIT and an emeritus member of the Linguistics and Philosophy faculty. He is currently special assistant to the Chancellor at MIT. N.B. Jay Keyser has published prolifically in the field of linguistics. THE POND GOD is his first book for children.
ROBERT SHETTERLY is a Maine-based artist and has shown extensively in many New England galleries including the Leighton Gallery, Frick Gallery, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Hobe Sound Galleries, and Berkeley Center at Yale University. He has been included in the juried Maine Coast Artist's Annual Show for 5 consecutive years. He is currently collaborating with other Maine artists on a premiere Cuban artist exchange program

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The Pond God and Other Stories by Samuel Jay Keyser
Samuel Jay Keyser
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