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Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (1974)

by Gerald McDermott, Gereld McDermott (Illustrator)

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An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.

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Arrow to the sun is a great book! It has won the Caldecott award for it’s unique and intriguing storing. The book is about a young boy that continuously gets mocked and teased for being fatherless. He sets out in a journey to find him. But there is an amazing surprise. He is actually the son of the Sun Lord. But for the young boy to gain his father’s acceptance, he goes through major trials and tests. He finally gains his father’s approval and goes back to the city where everyone celebrates him. And the boys who once mocked him get to see him for who he really is. It’s a great book for all readers :) ( )
  cmb7421 | Apr 29, 2021 |
  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
I'm pretty sure the art style of this book scared me as a child. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
This picture book of this pueblo tale tells of a young boy and his quest to find his father. The boy is turned into an arrow and shot to the sun where he must endure four tests to see if he was the son of the mighty lord. He successfully completes these four tasks and is shot back down to earth where he brings the mighty lords name and story back down to earth. This book is a great way to explore different cultures around the world in a social studies classroom. ( )
  Aimee_Walden | Nov 19, 2020 |
I have used this book to teach 'representational movements' in my Movement classes, during our yearly drama unit. Kids love 'turning into an arrow' to fy to the sun. They also love recreating the style of the illustrations using construction paper shapes. Gerald McDermott's books are all great for acting out and even using as part of a music class with percussion instruments. ( )
  rrednour | Mar 12, 2020 |
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This adaptation of the Pueblo myth about how the sun was brought to the world is illustrated with abstract, geometric illustrations in Southwest colors, which predominate over the brief, simple text.

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Long ago the Lord of the Sun sent the spark of life to earth.
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