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Published: Jul 31 2019
Size: 8.5 x 11
Illustrations: 34 color photos
Kate Salley Palmer
Kate Salley Palmer became South Carolina's first full-time newspaper editorial cartoonist when she joined the Greenville News in 1975. Her editorial cartoons became nationally syndicated and received the Freedoms Foundation's George Washington Honor Medal for editorial cartooning. Palmer is the author and illustrator of more than thirty children's books. She and her husband own the Warbranch Press, Inc.
James H. Palmer, Jr., is a graphic designer in Atlanta. He has illustrated two children's books, Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox and First South Carolinians. He also wrote and illustrated the video documentary Chasing the Swamp Fox for South Carolina Educational Television and created the illustrations for the documentary Forgotten Founder.
"This Native American folktale is the story of the Lady of Cofitachequi and her struggles with Hernando De Soto. It is lovingly told from the perspective of the otter who adores the Lady of Cofitachequi. Children will gravitate to Kate Palmer's expressive storytelling and James Palmer's rich, vibrant illustrations."—Melinda Long, New York Times bestselling author
"With its arresting and detailed illustrations, The Lady of Cofitachequi both entertains and educates about the lives of the earliest South Carolinians and their often unfortunate encounters with European explorers. As seen through the eyes of a young river otter, the story of the Lady of the Otter Clan is embellished with details about Native American customs and village life. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending for the Lady and her animal friends."—Kathryn Smith, author of The Gatekeeper
"In this enchanting South Carolina Native American folktale, Kate Salley Palmer and James H. Palmer, Jr. deliver captivating historical details and mesmerizing illustrations. The Lady of Cofitachequi is a stunning folktale connecting readers to the resilient beauty of our native and natural South Carolina people and land. It is a bountiful picture book to be treasured for all time."—Lisa Anne Cullen, author and illustrator of Three Wild Pigs
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