Boy of the Painted Cave

Boy of the Painted Cave

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Overview

Boy of the Painted Cave by Justin Denzel

Tao is an outcast. Unlike the great hunters of his clan, Tao does not want to kill the wild bears or woolly mammoths of the hunt. Instead he wants only to paint them. But only Chosen Ones can be cave painters. What's more, Volt, the clan leader, violently despises Tao. And when the other clan members discover Tao's secret talent, they cast him out into the wilderness alone. There, he befriends a wild wolf dog named Ram, and the mysterious Graybeard, who teaches him the true secret of the hunt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399215599
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/1988
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.72(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Justin Denzel has been intrigued with history and caves for many years. As a young man he worked at the American Museum of Natural History, where he studied prehistoric cultures. Later, while training for the Army in the days before World War II, he explored the mammoth underground caves of Tennessee.

Mr. Denzel's first professional writing experience came in Alaska, where he wrote and edited a periodical, The Alaskan. During World War II he wrote for Nature magazine and for Stars and Stripes.

Mr. Denzel is the author of many books for young readers, including the well-loved Boy of the Painted Cave, published in 1988 by Philomel. He lives in Clifton, New Jersey, with his wife, Josephine.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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The Boy of the Painted Cave 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! itsthe best book i have ever read i actaually had the book for class SPOILER ALERT it is about a boy named tao who waned to be a cave ainer so bafly but e couldnt becuase it was forbidden if he was cuaght ever drawing a image he wold be outcast and even killed becuas if he was drawing imajes he would affend the spirits i love the part when he foung ram (his wolf dog) he would always follow him wherver he went tao looked up to blackbeard a cave painter ye aleays dreamed of being like him and he was surprised that he saw him he beacme his mentor nyou see he was surprised becuase he didnt know he was traveling to places the reason blackbeard traveled us becuase he was a shaman i tjink i am hiving away the book to much but the sad pary is when blackbeard died tears runned down my cheecks i couldnt stop it wen graybeard died the scene that really shocked me is when tao realized .... was his fathe to know who was tao father you have to read the book from what i read is just te begining ther is far more besides we had to make aproject about a scene we loved best and i chose when tao first met ram and guess wat At i got 100% plus i already knwew the story from the back of my head so thay was an easy At I hope you enjoy the book just like i did
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jot the best book too much art and not eneough death war and destruxtion but i am reading for school and its axtually ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book and has a lot of life lessons and blah blah blah and ya its that kind if book :|
Betty Mahan More than 1 year ago
Its sooooooooooooooooo good best book ive ever read todally worth reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book ROCKED MY SOCKS OFF! It is an amazing story about a brave and courageous boy named Toa with his wolf dog named Ram. He grew up with a gal named Kala because his mother died and he doesnt know his dad. In the story there are many other characters along with Tao, such as Volt, Graybeard, Garth, and many many more! When i read this book i couldnt put it down. Everytime you say " ok, 1 more page and im done." it ends up 2 hours later half way done with the book! I loved it and i know you will too. Not to mention the mystery of who his father is!....I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS ENGAGING BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It really is a good book! Everyone should read it. Micy
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I think that Tao is a brave boy. He is also a cripple. He survives with Ram and Greybeard teaches him how to paint. I found this book interesting and it kept my interest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for seventh-grade English-it is great! I really liked the descriptions of how Graybeard, the medicine man, mixed paints and created cave pictures. Trust me-put this book on your reading list! :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in my 6th grade class in social studies and it was an awesome book!! I think kids form ages 9-12 should read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the first time I heard about this book when I was in the 6th grade, I thought, lame, another boring book to read. But when my teacher stared reading the book out loud, I got into it. The thrills, the on-edge excitment. I loved it. I knew right away that I wanted that book. So the next day we went to the local library and checked it out. I was reading ahead just so I could hear it again in class. And since my school has a block schedual, I had to wait two days until I heard the story agian. But in the end, the story came out to be the best!
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