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Left behind when his tribe sets out in search of a better place to live, caveman Mik rescues Rumm, a baby mammoth, who becomes his constant companion, and together they come to the rescue of Mik's old tribe
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PreSchool-Grade 3-- Another idiosyncratic Gerrard production that equals its predecessors. Mik the caveman is a timid sort who befriends a woolly mammoth. He and the beast save the tribe from "hordes of hairy men," and Mik becomes their leader. The thing about Gerrard is not so much what he does as the clever way he goes about it, and with Mik, it is not so much where he ends up as what he does along the way. The idea of brains and wit winning out appears in every line of verse and every brush stroke. The watercolor illustrations are carefully done; the intricacies of twigs, the markings of birds, the color of snow are exquisitely captured. The tribe is initially seen in medallion: heads and bodies in dense proximity, a lower border of legs and feet, each face lovingly realized. Another medallion shows Mik and his mammoth huddled around the fire in their cave. Snow is falling outside the cave and it continues around so that it encircles the piece. Every page is like this: a real stunner. While not the most dead dramatic of stories, this guy can paint! --Christina L. Olson, Beverly Hills Public Library
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PW praised Gerrard's "winning verse and droll, compact characters," adding, "In this refreshingly original glimpse of prehistoric life, his skillful watercolor backgrounds . . . sparkle with clarity." Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Sunburst, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110374448434
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