THE BOY WHO FOUND THE LIGHT: Eskimo Folktales by Dale--Adapt. & Illus. DeArmond
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THE BOY WHO FOUND THE LIGHT: Eskimo Folktales

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Three tales: the long title story, about an orphan/raven-child who steals the sun and moon from the man who is hoarding them behind a snowpile; ""The Doll,"" about another boy, first created as a doll by his lonely parents, who comes to life and summons the four winds plus all kinds of huntable creatures from the four corners of the horizon; and, sandwiched between, a brief fable about a raven tricked by a marmot who doesn't want to be eaten. DeArmond's retellings are exceptionally lively and graceful, perfect for reading aloud or storytelling; her dramatic wood engravings, combining stylized elements with precise, sympathetic portrayal of beasts and people, are nicely set off by the elegant blue-gray of the text. Engaging stories in a beautifully designed book. Glossary.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1990
Page count: 61pp
Publisher: Sierra Club/Little, Brown