The Boy of the Painted Cave
Tao is an outcast. Unlike the great hunters of his clan, Tao does not want to kill the wild bears or woolly mammoths of the hunt. Instead he wants only to paint them. But only Chosen Ones can be cave painters. What's more, Volt, the clan leader, violently despises Tao. And when the other clan members discover Tao's secret talent, they cast him out into the wilderness alone. There, he befriends a wild wolf dog named Ram, and the mysterious Graybeard, who teaches him the true secret of the hunt.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mrindt - LibraryThing
Forbidden to make images, fourteen-year-old Tao, a boy with the bad foot, yearns to be a cave painter, recording the figures of the rhinos, bison, and other animals of his prehistoric times. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sirfurboy - LibraryThing
This short book follows Tao, the stone age boy with a limp who bucks tradition by daring to wish to be a cave painter (at which he has a real gift) rather than a hunter (at which he is very poor ... Read full review