Sacred Animals

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HarperCollins, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Kris Waldherr has combed the world's mythologies to create a stunning multicultural collection of images and information about magical animals. Dazzling full-color portraits accompanied by lively, well-researched commentaries explore the special significance of sixteen animals in the traditions of diverse cultures and religions. The origins of fox's reputation for cunning, the legend of how raven stole the sun, the reason why some Orkney fishermen believe they are related to seals, and other fascinating folk tales and myths are recounted here. A work of both art and scholarship, Sacred Animals is a magnificent gift for animal lovers of all ages.

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User Review  - flamingrosedrakon - LibraryThing

This was a beautiful book and present that my sister found for me months ago while I am just getting it for a present. Who doesn't like books as presents? Anyway this book is beautiful to look at with ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Using "sacred" in a very broad sense, Waldherr (Harvest, not reviewed, etc.) pairs luxuriant, romanticized portraits of 16 creatures (three of which are mythical) with related folk lore from diverse ... Read full review

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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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