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!
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Lexile:||AD380L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Best book so inspiring
Gerald McDermott did a good jobon the book, 'Raven.' The Detroit, Michigan native 'Born in 1941' showed his artistic side in this book. I love the colors he uses ad the pictures are really pretty. From his artwork in the book there is no doubt that he graduated from Pratt Institute and Design. This author, illustrator, and filmmaker has some nice awards under his belt, such as the 1994 Caldecott Honor Medal for 'Raven.' This wasn't is first receiving a Caldecott honor. I find the story of Raven humourous and something that the kids will definitely enjoy. They will get tied to the book when they will want to know how Raven got the people light.
Gerald McDermott did a good job on the book, 'Raven, A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest.' This book was really cute and the artwork was outstaning. I can see why this book was rewarded with the 1994 Caldecott Honor Medal. I love the colors used throughout the books. I think kids would reall enjoy this book not only for pictures, but to see how Raven saves the day and gives everyone light.