The Definitive Guide to


Written by Blaise Cendrars & illustrated by Marcia Brown
Goodreads Rating - 3.5 / 5.0
Add to list
Prices as of Oct 22
Retail Price
used $0.35
May 1, 1982
Publication Date
Target Age

What's Shadow About

Publisher Summary

Shadow lives in the forest… It goes forth at night to prowl around the fires. It even likes to mingle with the dancers… Shadow… It waves with the grasses, curls up at the foot of trees… But in the African experience Shadow is much more. The village storytellers and shamans of an Africa that is passing into memory called forth for the poet Blaise Cendrars an eerie image, shifting between the beliefs of the present and the spirits of the past. Shadow… It does not cry out, it has no voice… It can cast a spell over you… It follows man everywhere, even to war… Marcia Brown’s stunning illustrations in collage, inspired by her travels in Africa, evoke the atmosphere and drama of a life now haunted, now enchanted by Shadow.

What Kind of Book is Shadow

Book Lists That Include Shadow

Book Topics › caldecott
Captivating Caldecott Children's Books
Book Topics › shadows
Children's Books About Shadows
Book Topics › fiction
Children's Books About Fiction
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Shadow

Who Illustrated Shadow

Marcia Brown

Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children’s literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award) for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.

View Illustrator

What Has Marcia Brown Said About Shadow

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Marcia know that you want more details about Shadow!

What Has Blaise Cendrars Said About Shadow

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Blaise know that you want more details about Shadow!

Did Shadow Win Any Awards

You bet it did. Check it out below!

More Books From These Creatives

Marcia Brown, Charles Perrault
Picture book
Add to list
Mary Michaels White, Eva Moore, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Jan Carr, Maurice Sendak, Richard Egielski, Arnold Lobel, Marcia Brown, Margot Zemach, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon
Picture book
Add to list

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Shadow

Book Details

Publication Date:
May 1, 1982

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 55%
More than halfway there—keep going!
Depth Score - 15%
Just the barebones.
Improve this page
Are you the author or illustrator? Claim this page.