La Leyenda del Pincel Indio

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PaperStar, Apr 1, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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.

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The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush is a story about a Native American boy who is seeking to find his meaning of life. At the beginning of the book he is confused why he is different from the other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate_Schulte078 - LibraryThing

This story would be good when talking about Native Americans and also about mythology. I think students will like this story because they can relate to the little boy and the story is entertaining. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums.

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