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Rain player ;; story and pictures by Davis Wisniewski

Wisniewski, David

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ISBN 10: 0395551129 / ISBN 13: 9780395551127
Published by Clarion Books, New York, 1991
Condition: Near Fine(+) Hardcover
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Small quarto in glossy black color illus DJ; : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm. Summary: To bring rain to his thirsty village, Pik challenges the rain god to a game of pok-a-tok. || Mayas -- Juvenile fiction. Mayas -- Fiction. Indians of Central America -- Fiction. Games -- Fiction. Fine in Near Fine(+) DJ, with minor signs of shelf-wear. Signed and inscribed by author on half-title. In a sewn library binding. Bookseller Inventory # 17958

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Title: Rain player ;; story and pictures by Davis ...

Publisher: Clarion Books, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine(+)

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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The ancient Mayan belief that the future was divinely decreed and could not be changed is the basis for this original tale of a boy who must defeat the Rain God in a ball game to save his people from disaster. Mayan art and architecture were the inspiration for the spectacular cut-paper artwork.

About the Author:

David Wisniewski (wiz-NESS-key) was born in Middlesex, England, in 1953. After training at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he spent three years as a clown, designing and constructing his own props, costumes, and gags. He was subsequently hired by his future wife, Donna, as a performer with a traveling puppet theatre. Married six months later, the Wisniewskis started their own troupe, Clarion Shadow Theatre, specializing in shadow puppetry. In the course of creating the plays, puppets, and projected scenery, Mr. Wisniewski evolved the storytelling techniques and art skills that eventually led to his picture books with their unique cut-paper illustrations. His retelling of GOLEM was awarded the 1997 Caldecott Medal. David Wisniewski died in 2002 in the Maryland home he shared with his wife and two children.

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