La Leyenda del Pincel Indio
In spring, the hills and meadows of Texas and Wyoming are ablaze with thereds, oranges, and yellows of the Indian Paintbrush. How this striking plant received itsname is told in an old Indian legend. Many years ago, when the People traveled the Plains, a young Indian boy had aDream-Vision in which it was revealed that one day he would create a painting that was aspure as the colors of the evening sky at sunset. The boy grew up to become the painter ofthe tribe, but although he found a pure white buckskin for a canvas and made paints fromthe brightest flowers and the reddest berries, he could not capture the sunset. How the young Indian artist finally fulfills his Dream-Vision is lovingly told andillustrated by Tomie dePaola, in words and pictures that capture the spirit and beauty ofthis dramatic legend.