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Rain Player (Paperback)

Author:  David Wisniewski Illustrator:  David Wisniewski
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0395720834
ISBN-13: 9780395720837
Sku: 30061783
Publish Date: 9/1/1995
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 11L x 0.25T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  12 to 16
 
To bring rain to his thirsty village, Pik challenges the rain god to a game of pok-a-tok *Author: Wisniewski, David *Publication Date: 1995/09/18 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 2-3 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 11.00 *Height: 9.00
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32 pp. Pub: 9/95".An unusual story of a young Mayan ballplayer who, defying the priest's prophecy of a drought to come in the year ahead, challenges the rain god to a game of pok-a-tok . . . The great beauty of the volume and its lesson on Mayan culture make it a unique and worthwhile purchase".--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations.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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This picture book is based on a Mayan legend. When a drought hits his home land, a young boy battles a fierce Rain God to save his people. Colorful cut-paper artwork accompanies the text.
Author Bio
David Wisniewski
Winner of the 1997 Caldecott Award for "Golem", David Wisniewski was born in England in 1953 to an American father and a British mother. Raised primarily in Nebraska, Alabama, Texas, and Germany, Wisniewski attended the University of Maryland. After leaving college, Wisniewski became a clown for the Ringling Brothers Circus. He also worked as a puppeteer. After marrying and having children, Wisniewski began writing and illustrating children's books. In addition to illustrating his own works, Wisniewski has also illustrated the works of other authors including Eve Bunting.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0032
Product attributePublisher:   Clarion Books
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