Synopses & Reviews
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!
star and#8220;Amusing and well-conceived.and#8221;and#8212;School Library Journal
star and#8220;Elegant...masterfully executed.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly (starred review)
and#8220;Mr. McDermott is not only a picture-book artist of the first rank, but also one of our most gifted retellers of myth and folk tale.and#8221;and#8212;The New York Times Book Review
Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? This Caldecott Honor Book retells a classic Native American folk tale. Full-color illustrations.
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