Sacred Animals

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HarperCollins, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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From The Beginning Of Time, people have watched and wondered at the animals with which they share the earth. Over the centuries thousandsof stories have sprung up around animals, many based in truth, others the products of pure imagination, but all of them celebrating the magic and mystery of the natural world.As she did in the best-selling "The Book Of Goddesses, Kris Waldherr has combed the world's major mythologies to create a stunning multicultural collection of images and information. Dazzling full-color portraits of legendary creatures and mythical beasts are accompanied by lively, well-researched commentaries that explore each of sixteen animals' special significance in the traditions of diverse cultures and religions. A work of both art and scholarship, "Sacred Animals is a magnificent gift for animals lovers of all ages.

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Kris Waldherr has written and illustrated a number of well-received picture books for children and adults, including The Book Of Goddesses, which was an American Booksellers Association Pick of the List and a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and Persephone And The Pomegranate. She also illustrated The Wolfhound by Kristine L. Franklin. In addition to being a fine artist, an illustrator, and an author, Kris has worked as a children's book designer and has made recent forays into the digital and decorative arts. Kris Waldherr was born in West Haverstraw, New York, and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she now makes her home with her husband, anthropolgist Thomas Ross Miller.

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