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Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific…

Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

by Gerald McDermott

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This book was not my favorite that I have read. I enjoyed the illustrations but I would not want to have to read this book again ( )
  Rileyholcomb | Nov 26, 2018 |
The trickster Raven wants to bring light to the world. After finding out that light is being hidden in the Sky Chief's house, he comes up with a plan. He disguises himself as a pine needle that is then swallowed by the Chief's daughter. She then has a child, that is the Raven. He then steals the light and throws it into the sky to become our Sun.
  mmoga | Aug 16, 2018 |
This is a traditional tale from the pacific northwest about a tricky raven (and a Caldecott winner). The Raven sets out to trick a young girl so that he can find the source of the light. He turns himself into a pine needle and she swallows him and gives birth to the raven in human form. The human raven delights everyone and find the source of the light (a ball or the sun). They give him the light and he changes back into the raven and soars to the sky with it! All of Gerald McDermott's trickster tales are wonderfully written and illustrated. ( )
  catiebarber | Jul 9, 2018 |
This book is a tale of a shape-changing Raven that uses his abilities to steal the light for the towns people. The story begins by showing how the Raven came into the world covered in darkness. The Raven felt bad for the people living in a area of dark and cold and decided to search for the gift light. The Raven soon realizes that the Sky Chief has the gift of light and has it hidden in a special place. The Raven is able to use his special abilities to steal the gift of light, the sun, and returns to the land of darkness. I enjoyed the illustrations and history behind this book. The dimensional shapes used in the illustrations are very eye-catching. I also enjoy Native American myths and was very intrigued when reading the story. This book is suitable for all elementary grade levels including fifth grade. The story can be used to teach folklore, symbolism, and theme in the classroom. ( )
  LauraRothfuss | Apr 22, 2018 |
The skies were filled with darkness which made the Raven sad and he wanted to search for light. Raven found light and transitioned into a pine needle to be reborn as a child to find the box with the sun inside it. After that, he returned to fill the world with light and the people fed Raven to thank him. Teachers could use this book to teach about how the sky is dark when the moon is out and it turns bright when the sun comes up. ( )
  shelbieramon | Apr 22, 2018 |
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Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, wise and clever Raven can!

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Raven, a Pacific Coast Indian trickster, sets out to find the sun.

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