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Watakame's Journey, The Story of the Great Flood and the New World, A Huichol Indian Tale.

Love, Hallie N. and Bonnie Larson

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ISBN 10: 157416029X / ISBN 13: 9781574160291
Editore: Clear Light Publishers, Santa Fe, NM, 1999
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Fine/DJ Fine. SIGNED on half-tile page by the TWO AUTHORS and the ARTIST. Textured blue paper over boards, gold impressed spine/cover lettering, 84 pages, Illustrated Glossary of Huichol Symbols, many color illus & plates. Book and DJ are very fine, as new. Size: Small 4to - 10 1/4 " tall. Codice inventario libreria 007155

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Titolo: Watakame's Journey, The Story of the Great ...

Casa editrice: Clear Light Publishers, Santa Fe, NM

Data di pubblicazione: 1999

Legatura: Hard Cover

Illustratore: Yarn paintings by Huichol artists

autografato: Signed by Authors and Illustrator

Edizione: First Edition

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In a retelling of a Huichol Indian tale, Watakame builds a boat to survive a terrible flood

From Library Journal:

Grade 2-6-This Great Flood variant comes from the mythology of the Huichol Indians (Mexico). It concerns the mission of Wat kame, a boy who was selected by Nakaw?, the goddess of all growing things, to build a boat, gather corn seeds and fire, and journey with her during the flood that will destroy the creatures who have no respect for the sacred. The story unfolds in 12 chapters, and readers familiar with Noah will recognize common elements: the protagonist's loneliness at his separation from the rest of humanity, his shock at the violence of the storm that wipes out the world, his responsibilities as the link between the old world and the new, and the beauty of the fresh creation. The vibrant yarn paintings, done by 11 Huichol artists, create immediate interest. Brightly colored strands of wool provide bold outlines for the contrasting interior patterns. These fanciful flowers and spirits pulse with movement against the solid-colored, but still highly textured backgrounds. The book is handsomely designed, using plenty of white space to frame the text, isolated figures, and full scenes. Dialogue, poetic descriptions, and dramatic events propel the longer-than-usual legend. An iconography and a note about the Huichols are appended. This title could be used to initiate a discussion about the importance of living in balance with one's environment, a comparison of flood stories, a celebration of the harvest, or it could provide a literary component to the study of the culture. After encountering it, children will be begging for yarn to tell their own stories.
Wendy Lukehart, Dauphin County Library, Harrisburg, PA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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