Cloudwalker

Cloudwalker

Description

Cloudwalker, describing the creation of the rivers, is the second in a series of Northwest Coast legends by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. Their previous collaboration, Raven Brings the Light (2013), is a national bestseller.On British Columbia's northwest coast lies the Sacred Headwaters--the source of three of British Columbia's largest salmon-bearing rivers. These rivers are the source of life for all creatures in the area. But what gave life to the rivers themselves?Astace, a young Gitxsan hunter, is intent on catching a group of swans with his bare hands. He is carried away by the birds' powerful wings and dropped in the clouds. With only a cedar box of water Astace wanders the clouds, growing weaker, stumbling and spilling the contents. When he finally returns to earth he discovers lakes, creeks, and rivers where there were none before. The Gitxsan rejoice at having him home, and name the new river they live alongside Ksien--"juice from the clouds."Roy Henry Vickers' vibrant artwork, including 18 new prints, accompany this new retelling of an ancient story--readers of all ages will be captivated.


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Details

Author(s)
Roy Henry Vickers, Robert Budd
For ages
9-12
Format
Hardback | 40 pages
Dimensions
230 x 265 x 12.7mm | 490g
Publication date
24 May 2014
Publisher
Harbour Publishing
Publication City/Country
British Columbia, Canada
Language
English
Illustrations note
20 colour illus
ISBN10
1550176196
ISBN13
9781550176193
Bestsellers rank
2,127,788