Raven Brings the Light

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 WegetIn 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.
Raven Brings the Light 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 b

  • Title: Raven Brings the Light
  • Author: Roy Henry Vickers Robert Budd
  • ISBN: 9781550175936
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Raven Brings the Light”

    1. An aborigonal legend of Weget, who taking the form of a tricky raven travels to bring the sun back for the people, creating the coastal islands, placing salmon eggs in the rivers and seeding the mainland on his journey. While the beautiful art work, clean pages, longer text and detail suggest an older audience the writing is at times juvenile making this a difficult book to select a target age for.“Then she took a sip, slrrrp.”“he would see a little light…waaaaay up there.” The dialog [...]

    2. Genre: Traditional Published: 2013This story depicts a Native American tale of how light came to be on earth. It explains why there are islands, and abundance of fish, and berries and trees along the west coast. The illustrations are particular striking with layers and textures mixed with traditional Native American art. This book would be good for teaching about Native American traditions and legends.

    3. Great illustrations! This is an interesting version of a similar story in many cultures - how the sun came to give light to the earth. As usual, some random details involved, but get this one out just to ogle the illustrations- I love the two finish effects (shiny parts).

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