Raven Brings the Light

Category: Book
By (author): Budd, Robert
By (author): Vickers, Roy Henry
Series: Northwest Coast Legends
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Native American
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
Awards: Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award Short-listed
First Nation Communities READ also-recommended title Commended
Chocolate Lily Book Award Short-listed
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Published: April 2013
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 8.25in x 12.00in x 0.25in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*In a time when darkness covered the land, a boy named Weget is born who is destined to bring the light. With the gift of a raven's skin that allows him to fly as well as transform, Weget turns into a bird and journeys from Haida Gwaii into the sky. There he finds the Chief of the Heavens who keeps the light in a box. By transforming himself into a pine needle, clever Weget tricks the Chief and escapes with the daylight back down to Earth.Vividly portrayed through the art of Roy Henry Vickers, Weget's story has been passed down for generations. The tale has been traced back at least 3,000 years by archeologists who have found images of Weget's journey in petroglyphs on the Nass and Skeena rivers. This version of the story originates from one told to the author by Chester Bolton, Chief of the Ravens, from the village of Kitkatla around 1975.
From The Publisher*The classic legend of the origin of daylight.
Review Quote*"One of the great problems we face today is our sense of isolation and separateness from the rest of the world. Roy Henry Vickers' art constantly reminds us of the interconnectedness of everything in the world. With this magnificent book, he shows us our interdependence physically and spiritually. It is a message we have to hear." -David Suzuki, environmental activist, broadcaster, author