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Eric Reyes
Eric Reyes

Storm Boy

The film is beautifully shot by cinematographer Bruce Young, who captures the harsh beauty of the land where Mike grew up. A storm follows when a pelican is killed, Fingerbone Bill tells Mike, and Young captures those storms in all their majesty and power (even if, in a couple of important places, he and Seet overdo it).

Storm Boy

Fingerbone Bill tells Michael multiple tribal stories about the significance of land and how, according the Aboriginal lore, pelicans were once people. Because of that, the birds are treated with special reverence and awe. And the killing of a bird, Bill says, always portends a mighty oceanic storm in response.

A journey beneath the sea in the realm of the killer whale people. After a violent sea storm, a Halda prince washes ashore in an unfamiliar village inhabited by strange colossal beings. There begins his spiritual adventure.

  • Margie KarastiStorm BoyPaul Owen Lewis This book was first published in 1995 by Gareth StevensPublishing. It is written and illustrated by Paul Owen Lewis. It has32 pages and is a winner of both American Book Award [forexcellence in multicultural literature] and the Washington StateGovenor's writer's Award. It was also named Best Children's Book ofthe year [1995] by the Pacific Northwest BooksellersAssociation [PNBA] and was a PBS television "Storytime"selection during 1996-2001. Another award was the Washington StateGovernor's Writer's Award. Paul Owen Lewis has published seven books for children,including Frog Girl, a campion to this book. Towards the backof thisbook, he notes, "common to all the world's mythologies is theAdventure of the Hero, whose pattern of experience renownedscholarJoseph Campbell describes the three rites of passage: separation,initiation, and return." He also notes that in no placeis thisuniversal theme more powerfully represented than in the rich oraltraditions and bold graphic art of the Haida, Tlinget,and otherNative peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America." Paul also gives a description of the Northwest Coast motifs ofSeparation, "wandering too far from the village invitessupernaturalencounters," mysterious entrance to the Spirit World. A paragraphexplaining the Initiation, animals encountered in human form andexchange of gifts and culture-"potlatching." Another paragraph ofReturn, object given to assist return, mysterious return by "wishingcontinually", time is out of joint, and claiming of a crest. This book was carefully composed entirely of Native storyelements both in narrative and art. He gives special thanks to BillHolm and Jay Haavik for sharing their knowledge and encouragement,also to Chris Landon, Native cultural advisor, and tothe NorthwestCoast people and culture. There is also a Teacher's Guide for thisbook available from Ten Speed Press. At the last page he has a killer whale design and he dedicatesthis book for Kyle and LeAnn and portions of the proceedsis donatedto the Haida Gwaii Rediscovery program for tribal youth. The summaryof this story is about a young American Nativeboy is thrown from hiscanoe during an ocean storm and is washed ashore under a strange skynear a village inhibited by verylarge people who welcomes him. These very large people are the killer whale people whowelcomes him into their village and greets him as being a chief,since he is the chief's son. Everything is large in this village andthe giant people seem to have been waiting for him. He soon becomeshomesick, missing his family, so the chief tells him how to get home.It is a interesting mystic adventureof sharing and learning from eachother. This book represents the rich mythic traditions of the PacificNorthwest Coast Native people, the Haida, Tlinget and other Nativesof this region. Mr. Lewis's artwork expresses the culture withcolorful totem poles,traditional regalia the dancers are wearing, thetraditional boat the boy uses, his paddle, and headdresses thedancer's wear. The reading level is 3.8, is recognized as a Acceleratorreading book for our supplementary Accelerator Reading Program forour school. For Educators, Teachers can implement, "Storm Boy" inwith a Literacy Program where students are given an opportunity tolearn of Alaska's Pacific Northwest's Native People while studyingLiterature units on Legends orfiction trade books of a Culture.Another learning intergration would benefit the Art studies forAlaskan Native Art work and style and for Social Studies/Geogaphy forAlaska Studies.Ed 493 The book reviews are a result of students enrolling in special topics course Ed 493 Examining Alaska Children's Literature taught by Esther A. Ilutsik in the Spring of 2004. The book reviews are written by the students and are a reflection of their own analysis of the books and have not been altered in any way. The reviewers have given permission to share the book reviews on the HAIL website. Two Old Women reviewed by Jennie McLean

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After a violent seastorm, a Haida prince washes ashore in the supernatural realm of the strange and colossal killer whale people. There his spiritual journey begins. Powerful illustrations make stunning use of northwest coast Native American motifs to create a compelling atmosphere of mystery and displacement. Over 50,000 copies in print! 1996 American Book Award winner 1995 Best Children's Book of the Pacific Northwest 1996 Washington State Governor's Award winner 041b061a72


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