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First painter / story by Kathryn Lasky ; paintings by Rocco Baviera.

By: Lasky, Kathryn.
Contributor(s): Baviera, Rocco [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : DK Ink, 2000Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm.ISBN: 0789425785; 9780789425782.Subject(s): Cave paintings -- Juvenile fiction | Prehistoric peoples -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.L3274 | Fi 2000Summary: Following the death of her mother, Mishoo the new shaman, must find a way to help her preshistoric tribe during a drought.
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Following the death of her mother, Mishoo the new shaman, must find a way to help her preshistoric tribe during a drought.

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Gr 2-5-After her mother's death, young Mishoo becomes her prehistoric tribe's Dream Catcher. The clan is suffering terribly from the lack of rain; the crops have failed, and the people are starving. The child dreams that she must go to the cave of the she-tiger. Although terrified, Mishoo is motivated by the sight of her young sister, who will perish if some relief is not found soon. She takes the spirit bundle she inherited from her mother and finds the cave, where she traces the fossils of animals with a charred stick from the fire. Accidentally, she spreads ocher on the drawing of a horse and it seems to come alive. She paints bison and rhinoceroses and even the she-tiger. When she leaves after three days, it is raining. The text is so beautifully written and Baviera's drawings so evocative that readers will be holding their breath by the end. Lasky provides details of the archaeological findings that provide the basis for this story. In addition, she has developed a rather extensive bibliography for those who would like to learn more about the history of cave painting. This is a very special book that could be read aloud with dramatic flourish or enjoyed by older children for its mysterious, almost spooky feel.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching. <p> She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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