The Enchanted Caribou
Illustrated entirely with black-and-white shadow puppets, this tale recounts the enchantment of an Inuit maiden who is transformed into a white caribou and then back into a woman. When Elizabeth Cleaver discovered this old Inuit tale, she thought how well it was suited to shadow puppets since the shadow theatre is ideal for showing dreams, visions, and magical happenings like a human turning into an animal. She decided to retell the story and to create shadow puppets to illustrate each episode. This engaging book is the result In addition to a charming story and striking illustrations, the book includes instructions for making a shadow-puppet theatre to animate this and other stories.
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