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The bone keeper

Author: Megan McDonald; G Brian Karas
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : Primary school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Bone Woman searches the desert gathering bones to create a wondrous creature. Searching this way and that across the wide, scoured distances outside her cave, the Bone Woman collects the bones she needs to build a creature. Once done, it is a while before her creation stirs, shakes itself, and stands. What will it be? Inspired by creation myths from many desert cultures, words and full-color artwork cast an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDonald, Megan.
Bone keeper.
New York : DK Pub., ©1999
(DLC) 98003680
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Megan McDonald; G Brian Karas
OCLC Number: 1028861221
Notes: "A Richard Jackson book."
"A DK Ink book."
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations
Responsibility: by Megan McDonald ; paintings by G. Brian Karas.
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The Bone Woman searches the desert gathering bones to create a wondrous creature. Searching this way and that across the wide, scoured distances outside her cave, the Bone Woman collects the bones she needs to build a creature. Once done, it is a while before her creation stirs, shakes itself, and stands. What will it be? Inspired by creation myths from many desert cultures, words and full-color artwork cast an indelible spell. A fantasy in which a woman collects bones and, in her cave, assembles them into a wolf's skeleton that comes to life. The language of the telling rustles like dry grasses, crackles like bones shifting in the windblown sands. Emerging from it, the Bone Woman herself, bent over her stick like an arch of stone, searches this way and that across the wide, scoured distances outside her cave. On the ground, she's assembled the bones she needs, all but "that tiny piece at the tip of the tip of the tail." That one is still unfound. She looks further. Finally triumphant, she "dances with one side of her body, waits with the other." Yet it is a while before her creation stirs, shakes itself, stands. What will it be? A wolf. The paintings powerfully suggest the Bone Woman's intent, her dramatic context, her nature a crone. Inspired by creation myths from many desert cultures, words and artwork (some of which appear to be made of bone itself, or of bronze) cast an indelible spell.

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