The Wave of the Sea-Wolf

Overview

Intricate cut-paper illustrations incorporating Pacific Northwest motifs accompany this original story of the Tlingit princess Kchokeen, who is rescued from drowning by a guardian spirit that later enables her to summon a great wave and save her people from hostile strangers.

Kchokeen, a Tlingit princess, is rescued from drowning by a guardian spirit that later enables Kchokeen to summon a great wave and save her people from ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $4.49   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.49
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(144)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0395968925

Ships from: North Dartmouth, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$58.77
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(213)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Intricate cut-paper illustrations incorporating Pacific Northwest motifs accompany this original story of the Tlingit princess Kchokeen, who is rescued from drowning by a guardian spirit that later enables her to summon a great wave and save her people from hostile strangers.

Kchokeen, a Tlingit princess, is rescued from drowning by a guardian spirit that later enables Kchokeen to summon a great wave and save her people from hostile strangers.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Wisniewski's ability to convey both high drama and simple emotion lends a sense of authenticity to this original tale. A wise and appealing picture book." Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Drawing on myths of the Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest, Wisniewski's (Sundiata: Lion King of Mali) dramatic tale combines folklore with history, describing the Tlingit respect for the earth and the people's first encounters with European explorers. After Kchokeen, a princess, is blessed with a vision of the mighty Sea-Wolf, she has the ability to predict the terrible ocean storms that have claimed so many lives in the past. For a time, her village lives safely, trading with newly arrived foreigners, but war breaks out when the outsiders turn greedy. Kchokeen must turn the power of Sea-Wolf against them in order to save her own people. Vivid storytelling is complemented by textured cut-paper illustrations that paint the forest landscape in lacy layers. Their intricacy captures the strength and dangerous beauty of the ocean, while slender silhouettes of trees against the moon are calmly awe-inspiring. Wisniewski's ability to convey both high drama and simple emotion lends a sense of authenticity to this original tale. A wise and appealing picture book. Ages 5-9. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Wisniewski presents a Tlingit story from the far northwest of what is now the United States. In addition to being a tale of the Tlingit nation, it involves the first contact with white explorers, and how the culture was changed forever. The cut-paper pictures are superb.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-How did a war canoe come to rest high in a cedar tree? This mystery leads into the story of the Tlingit princess Kchokeen who, courting danger, has a vision of the mighty spirit Gonakadet (the Sea-Wolf), maker of huge waves. Learning that a bear's howl precedes the wave, she predicts periods of risk, and so her people prosper. One day, however, white traders appear and destroy the village. Kchokeen appeals to the Sea-Wolf, and then lures the traders' ship into the frothing wave that engulfs it. Her own canoe is carried high into a tree. Kchokeen has saved her people this time, but the foreigners continue to invade, and she resolves to carry on the old ways until this new danger also passes. Wisniewski's original story is based on a Tlingit legend, and his art, too, combines the original and the traditional. The illustrations are elaborate cut-paperwork, and their intricacy (especially in leaf and wave forms) contributes to an impressive 3-dimensional effect. Ethnic representation of the characters is convincing, but most remarkable of all is the use of native Northwest design motifs. Not only expected objects-canoes, paddles, boxes, and garments-are adorned with adapted but authentic-looking decoration, but also the text on each page is surmounted with a border of varying design. A lengthy endnote discusses the history and legend-and the contemporary message-behind Wisniewski's entertaining and instructive creation.- Patricia (Dooley) Lothrop Green, St. George's School, Newport, RI
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395968925
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet 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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)