Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Raven, the Native American trickster, feels sorry for those who must live in darkness, and he decides to help. He flies over mountains, valleys, and lakes and discovers that light is being kept hidden inside the house of the Sky Chief. Using his cleverness, Raven finds a way to bring light to the world. “The physical environment, oral literature, and traditional life of the Pacific Coast Indians come alive in this amusing and well-conceived picture book.”--School Library Journal
 

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

This was a winter solstice gift to some children in my church, and a great one at that! A mythical tale about how the sun came to be--seems Native American of some sort. Read full review

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User Review  - kkaspy - LibraryThing

A beautifully illustrated story about Raven, the main character in this Native American folktale, and his adventures (and tricks) to bring light and warmth to the Native American People. Read full review

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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

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