A Native American story about an old woman and her subsequent spirit journey. Once she is safely “beyond the ridge” the story focuses on the woman’s family and how ritual helps them mourn and then accept her passing. The universal wisdom this book contains will give comfort and insight on a subject that can be
Making empathy books with children is a wonderful tool to help children understand what is happening in their lives and to build emotional literacy. Books help children know about their experiences, as well as supporting them with their feelings. They let children know that we take very seriously what happens to them. It is a
Daedalus fashions wings for himself and his son Icarus to escape from the Labyrinth of King Minos of Crete. However, when Icarus fails to heed his fathers warnings, he suffers the consequences. Gerald McDermott made just five short animated films before changing careers and becoming a Caldecott Award-winning children’s author. Sun Flight (1966) was his
This animated folk tale from the Congo, illustrated by Gerald McDermott, centers around twin brothers, Luemba and Mavungu. When the neglected and unloved brother Mavungu finally leaves home, he finds a tree blocking the river and frees the people imprisoned within the tree. Mavungu wins the love of a beautiful princess and receives the strength,
Some inspiration to begin your first day of Summer. Arrow to the Sun is a 1973 short film and a 1974 book, both by Gerald McDermott. The book was illustrated in gouache and ink, and won the 1975 Caldecott Medal. Both are a retelling of an ancient Pueblo legend, in which a young boy seeks
The Stonecutter (1960) 6 min, dir. Gerald McDermott. McDermott made this, his first commercial film at the age of 19, a complex animation short featuring approximately 2000 animation cels presented in six minutes. Influenced by Klee and Matisse, McDermott used silk-screen as well as traditional painting techniques in crafting ethnographic folk tale animation shorts. With
Inspirational children’s art. Picture Making by Children, R.R. Tomlinson, The Studio Limited, London/NY, 1934.
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Ideas for a rainy day (like today) — Pauline Johnson, Creating With Paper (1967).