RAIN PLAYER by David Wisniewski

RAIN PLAYER

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Age Range: 5 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A unique artist again creates a substantial original tale based on folkloric traditions, meticulously explained in an extensive note. This time the setting is Mayan; the protagonist is Pik, a boy who challenges his culture's fatalism in a ballplaying competition with Chac, the rain god, thus bringing relief to his drought-stricken village. Like the memorable contest in Wisniewski's The Warrior and the Wise Man (1989), Pik's is monumentally heroic and made even more dramatic in the artist's spectacular three-dimensional collages. A strong adventure that will appeal to a broad age range. (Picture book. 5-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1991
ISBN: 0-395-55112-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1991




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