Ex library book - Has the usual strikeovers and marks 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # CW-13CY-UC50
Synopsis: A long time ago, Kaputano, dweller of the heavens, warned that a great rain was coming. He urged the Karinas to help him build a canoe and gather seeds and animals, but only four couples agreed to help. Soon, the rains covered even the tallest trees. When the waters finally receded, Kaputano created a landscape of marshes, rivers, mountains, and trees to ensure that the tribe would prosper.
From Publishers Weekly: Calderon's intricately textured woodcuts enliven a Kari¤a (an indigenous people who occupied eastern Venezuela on the Orinoco River) version of the Great Flood. Here, the "Sky Dweller" Kaputano prophesies the dreadful storm. Most of his listeners ridicule his predictions, but four couples join Kaputano in building a giant thatch-roofed canoe, filling it with "two of each kind of animal" and "a seed from each kind of plant." Unlike the dutiful Noah and his family, Kaputano's passengers complain about the barren world that remains after the floodwaters recede. "Where are the groves of palms whose leaves we weave into baskets and roofs? Where are the mountains on whose slopes we grow food?" Kaputano obliges his people with abundance, and the story ends happily with a moonlit dance. Calderon's (Buzz, Buzz, Buzz) gently tinted woodcuts, layered with a multitude of delicately etched lines depicting raging waves, sheets of rain and rays of sun, anchor the scenes firmly in the dramatic landscape. A striking image shows the canoe from the air, with the four couples hard at work around it, smoke billowing from the reed fire meant to hollow it out. First-time author Maggi provides a respectful retelling, and Calderon's work makes an exotic world seem close enough to touch. Ages 2-5.
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Title: The Great Canoe: A Kariņa Legend
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: 2001
Illustrator: Gloria Calderon
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Groundwood Books, 2001. Book Condition: Good. First US. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9532902
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Book Description Groundwood Books, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001. A near fine picture cover hardcover w/ a near fine dust jacket. 1st Edition copyright 1998. Bookseller Inventory # 2I3285
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