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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!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 229.11 x 279.65 x 3.56mm | 154.22g
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152024492
  • 9780152024499
  • 263,332

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star "Amusing and well-conceived."--School Library Journal (starred review)
star "Elegant...masterfully executed."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"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."--The New York Times Book Review
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About Gerald McDermott

GERALD MCDERMOTT (1941-2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator of books for children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and a lifelong artist, he began his career as 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
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Rating details

1,466 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 38% (556)
4 32% (467)
3 24% (355)
2 4% (64)
1 2% (24)

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I bought this book for our almost 3-year-old daughter. We are originally from the Pacific NW in the U.S. and I was excited to share some of the history of that area with her though this book. The illustrations are beautiful. However, try explaining that a woman swallowed a pine needle that then becomes a baby to which she gives birth, who then transforms back into the raven. I appreciate Native American folklore but found it to be inappropriate for this age group.show more
by PacificNWatHeart
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