Arrow to the sun : a Pueblo Indian tale / adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott.

By: McDermott, GeraldContributor(s): Viking Press [pbl]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking Press, c1974Edition: 1st edDescription: [42] p. : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cmISBN: 0670133698; 9780670133697Subject(s): Pueblo Indians -- Juvenile fiction | Boys -- Juvenile fiction | Mythology -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers | Pueblo Indians -- FolkloreAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Arrow to the sun.; Online version:: Arrow to the sun.DDC classification: 299.7 | 398.2 | E LOC classification: E99.P9 | M25 1974Other classification: 18.06 Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1975.Summary: 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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Art techniques used: Painted in gouache and ink. Bright palette with geometric shapes and patterns.

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.

Caldecott Medal, 1975.

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Gerald McDermott was born January 31, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. He began studying art when he was admitted to a class at one of the nation's finest museums, the Detroit Institute of Arts, when he was just four years old. He continued pursuing his passion for art at Cass Tech, a public high school for the gifted. Upon graduation, he was awarded a National Scholastic scholarship to New York's Pratt Institute. He took a leave of absence during his junior year to become the first graphic designer for Channel 13, New York's educational television station, the year it went on the air. He also designed and directed his first animated film, The Stonecutter. He then toured Europe, visiting and exchanging ideas with filmmakers in England, France, and Yugoslavia.

He returned to Pratt to finish his degree in 1964 and began producing and directing a series of animated films on folklore. It was then that he met Joseph Campbell, who served as the consultant on four of McDermott's films. McDermott then began to adapt his films into picture books. His first book, Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, was named a Caldecott Honor Book. His other books include Arrow to the Sun: A Tale from the Pueblo that won the 1975 Caldecott Medal, Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest, another Caldecott Honor Book, and Musicians of the Sun. He died on December 26, 2012 at the age of 71.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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