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Arrow to the Sun (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0881038199
ISBN-13: 9780881038194
Sku: 30932999
Publish Date: 7/23/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 9.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  36
Age Range:  9 to 12
Long ago the Lord of the Sun sent the spark of life to earth. (from the first line)
An expression of the universal myth of the hero-quest, this beautiful story also portrays the Indian reverence for the source of life: the Solar Fire. Vibrant full-color illustrations capture the boldness and color of Pueblo art. A Caldecott Medal Book.
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An Indian boy who is a descendant of the Lord of the Sun sets out in search of his father.
A picture book retelling of a Pueblo Indian myth. A boy whose father is the Lord of the Sun sets forth to meet his father. In order to travel to the sun, the boy has himself transformed into an arrow. However, upon reaching the sun and transforming back into his human body, the boy must endure a series of tests to prove his true identity. Colorful gouache and ink illustrations accompany the text. Winner of the 1975 Caldecott Medal.
Author Bio
Gerald McDermott
Illustrator and author Gerald McDermott studied graphic design and filmmaking at the Pratt Institute in New York and began his career as a filmmaker. After continuing his studies in Europe, McDermott returned to Pratt where he began producing and directing animated films on mythology. It was his interest in mythology and cultural symbols that led him to create his first picture book, ANANSI THE SPIDER, which earned a Caldecott Honor in 1973. His next book, ARROW TO THE SUN, was awarded the 1975 Caldecott Medal.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   05
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0036
Product attributePublisher:   Turtleback Books
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