A Winter Tale How Raven Gave Light to the World by Mark E Turner
  

A Winter Tale How Raven Gave Light to the World

Written by Mark E Turner
Illustrated by Emily Graves

RRP £26.50

Synopsis

A Winter Tale How Raven Gave Light to the World by Mark E Turner

Mark Turner's beautiful children's book, A Winter's Tale: How Raven Gave Light to the World, is a sensitive retelling of the Native American creation myth, of how Raven, transformed into a child, stole light from the mythical grandfather who held it as a treasure, and bestowed it upon a world encased in darkness. Shared among numerous Native American tribes, the Raven's trickery is well-known. However, what makes Turner's contemporary narrative so compelling is the role the child plays in retrieving light from the loving metaphorical grandfather, the empowerment the child receives from that love, and how, transforming into the Raven, the child takes flight into a world that needed the penultimate gift: light itself. A Winter's Tale is beautifully presented, with 33 wonderful full-color illustrations by Emily Graves and Mark Turner's accompanying musical score on compact disc. Children will delight not only in the story retold but in the combined visual and auditory interpretations of the Raven myth.

About the Author

MARK E. TURNER is Associate Professor of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University. Working and making music with children since 1983, he works closely with SFA's Early Childhood Lab and Elementary campus, creating innovative curricula for classroom professionals and early childhood/elementary music specialists, grounded on Gordon's Music Learning theory and influenced by Reggio Emilia. EMILY GRAVES attends Stephen F. Austin State University where she is majoring in art.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Mark E Turner
More books by Mark E Turner

Publisher

Stephen F. Austin State University Press

Publication date

30th September 2013

ISBN

9781622880324


We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools