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The ancient Mayan belief that the future was divinely decreed and could not be changed is the basis for this original tale of a boy who must defeat the Rain God in a ball game to save his people from disaster. Mayan art and architecture were the inspiration for the spectacular cut-paper artwork.

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The ancient Mayan belief that the future was divinely decreed and could not be changed is the basis for this original tale of a boy who must defeat the Rain God in a ball game to save his people from disaster. Mayan art and architecture were the inspiration for the spectacular cut-paper artwork.

About the Author

David Wisniewski (wiz-NESS-key) was born in Middlesex, England, in 1953. After training at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he spent three years as a clown, designing and constructing his own props, costumes, and gags. He was subsequently hired by his future wife, Donna, as a performer with a traveling puppet theatre. Married six months later, the Wisniewskis started their own troupe, Clarion Shadow Theatre, specializing in shadow puppetry. In the course of creating the plays, puppets, and projected scenery, Mr. Wisniewski evolved the storytelling techniques and art skills that eventually led to his picture books with their unique cut-paper illustrations. His retelling of GOLEM was awarded the 1997 Caldecott Medal. David Wisniewski died in 2002 in the Maryland home he shared with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395720837
performance:
Wisniewski, David
production:
Music: Michael Moss, Soundscape.
Illustrator:
Wisniewski, David
Author:
Wisniewski, David
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Rain and rainfall
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Indians of central america
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Games -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
398
Publication Date:
p1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 10.81 in 0.42 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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