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Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

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Raven, the Native American trickster, feels sorry for those who must live in darkness, and he decides to help. He flies over mountains, valleys, and lakes and discovers that light is being kept hidden inside the house of the Sky Chief. Using his cleverness, Raven finds a way to bring light to the world. and#8220;The physical environment, oral literature, and traditional life of the Pacific Coast Indians come alive in this amusing and well-conceived picture book.and#8221;--School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, wise and clever Raven can!

Synopsis:

There was no light in the world. People lived in darkness. Then Raven came. The Native American tale of how light was brought to the world by Raven is brought to vibrant life by McDermott's dazzling color paintings influenced by traditional designs from the Pacific Northwest. Full color. 1994 Caldecott Honor Book.

About the Author

GERALD MCDERMOTT (1941-2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustratorand#160;of books for children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and a lifelong artist, heand#160;began his career asand#160;an animated filmmaker before moving into the creation of children's books based on storytelling traditions from around the world. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors; his extensive and influential body of work includes six popular picture books focusing on the trickster motif. Devoted to oral tradition and the transformative power of mythology, he was the first Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and served as a consultant on mythology in education. www.geraldmcdermott.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152656614
Subtitle:
A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
Author:
McDermott, Gerald
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Native American
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Folklore.
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-North American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
2.
Publication Date:
19930430
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 0.96 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, wise and clever Raven can!

"Synopsis" by , There was no light in the world. People lived in darkness. Then Raven came. The Native American tale of how light was brought to the world by Raven is brought to vibrant life by McDermott's dazzling color paintings influenced by traditional designs from the Pacific Northwest. Full color. 1994 Caldecott Honor Book.

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