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The bone man : a Native American Modoc folktale

Author: Laura Simms; Michael McCurdy
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Gr 2-4 Simms' coming-of-age story, in picture-book format, focuses on the struggles of Nulwee, a young Modoc Indian, who must both accept and fulfill his grandmother's prediction of his heroic destiny. Nulwee's challenge is to confront the Bone Man, and by defeating the monster, he is able to bring the gift of life-giving rain back to the land. As depicted in McCurdy's scratchboard illustrations, Nulwee seems
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Folk tales
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Simms; Michael McCurdy
ISBN: 0786800895 9780786800896 0786820748 9780786820740
OCLC Number: 213883672
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) ; 21 x 26 cm
Responsibility: Laura Simms ; illustrated by Michael McCurdy.

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Gr 2-4 Simms' coming-of-age story, in picture-book format, focuses on the struggles of Nulwee, a young Modoc Indian, who must both accept and fulfill his grandmother's prediction of his heroic destiny. Nulwee's challenge is to confront the Bone Man, and by defeating the monster, he is able to bring the gift of life-giving rain back to the land. As depicted in McCurdy's scratchboard illustrations, Nulwee seems similar in age to traditional picture-book readers, but his predicament demands courage befitting someone older, someone ready to face a horrific, people-eating monster. The Bone Man may scare younger readers, especially as he appears in the double-page chase scene, but his daunting appearance may make his downfall at the hands of someone so young seem even better. Use this for oral storytelling with older students, so as not to prejudice them with McCurdy's youthful depiction of Nulwee. Both the author and illustrator supply notes. - Karen Morgan; 32p-

Gr 3-5 McCurdy's stark scratchboard illustrations bring an appropriate, near-grotesque atmosphere to this Modoc monster story. Against a backdrop of a mostly black field, brisk lines streaked with subdued earthy tones deftly fashion both a malevolent creature and a likable young protagonist. Since his birth, Nulwee has been repeatedly told by his grandmother that one day he must kill the Bone Man. This huge skeletal creature who now lies asleep had, in an evil rage, drunk the river dry and devoured all of the people. Then one day, Nulwee unwittingly awakes the Bone Man, whose daily demands for food increase his strength and power. Finally, taunted beyond endurance, the boy gathers his courage and, remembering that the Bone Man's heart is in his little finger, carefully aims his arrow and destroys the evil creature. Author and artist notes give helpful background information about this rite-of-passage story. The monster element will spark children's imaginations, making this a good tale to use beyond Native American studies. Barbara Elleman, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI-

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