Mud Witch Boy of Ghost Canyon

Mud Witch Boy of Ghost Canyon

by Valerie Temple


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ISBN-13: 9781432731038
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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Mud Witch Boy Of Ghost Canyon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RJLagrayne More than 1 year ago
There's more to this book than just a decent story. It gets even better with the illustrations which by the way reminds me a little of Nanny McFee in the fact that the Mud Witch Boy goes through some major changes as the story progresses, example: He starts out as a twitchy looking creature with a massive head of hair, claw like finger and toe nails to a down to earth, regular-looking sort of kid. That's what intigues me about this strange/delightful book, you have to be paying attention or else you'll miss something. At first glance I didn't think the Mud Witch Boy could pull it off as the main character, after all he has absolutely no dialogue except for a few grunts and growls. But after diggin deeper I found something more than just words. Look closely to what the Mud Witch Boy is drawing in the dirt and you will get some idea where his head is at. (You might have to look through a magnifying glass like I did to really study it.) Yeah, the Mud Witch Boy is a big time environmentalist! So if you're not into Saving the Planet Earth, it might be an Inconvenient Truth for you to read the book. As for me that inconvience is well worth it. This kid was way before his prehistoric time. He even has his own alphabet which is suppose to help the villagers to understand him. If that's not enough, the poetry at the beginning of each chapter seems to be either the Voice of the Wilderness or the Mud Witch Boy himself.....I recommed this book, two green thumbs up!
BooksonViewbyDale More than 1 year ago
The story of this enchanting children's book takes us on a journey to a village void of dreams where the people encounter problems similar to our own current troubled times. When the Mud Witch Boy, a feral child from the canyon, comes into the villager's lives, he struggles to fit in. Desperately he tries to communicate to the people what he thinks are the important things in life by use of symbolism and making shapes in the mud. The story, illustrations, and poems originate from the multi-talented author, Valerie Temple, to create a unique way of story telling. As the story unfolds, exactly what the author intends is portrayed by the many vivid illustrations through out the book. Each chapter is begun by a passionate poem that gives us a glimpse into the world of Mud Witch Boy. Open your heart to the messages of this timeless story adventure and discover those which are most important to you. "Mud Witch Boy of Ghost Canyon" will take you on a journey where you will dare to dream! -BooksonViewbyDale
Glorialasnare More than 1 year ago
Although I don't normally read children's books, I really enjoyed reading "Mud Witch Boy" I felt that it was so well written and so interesting that I am sending a hardback copy to my grandson who works with children. The illustrations are marvelous, they alone could make this a book of its own. I am looking forward to Ms. Temple's next book!
BookReviewsByDebra More than 1 year ago
A little boy wonders into a village that no longer dreams. He cannot speak and only communicates with grunts. The boy was dirty and smelled bad. He didn't fit in with the villagers. Out of fear they shunned him. Mud Boy had a message for the villagers but could they look past their fear and receive the message. Mud Witch Boy of Ghost Canyon is a children's book. It contains a lot of symbolism. The illustrations are well done and add to the text. Valerie Temple is multitalented; the text, poems and illustrations are all her art. The message in this story is not just for the villagers but for people of the current era.
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