The Resource The bone keeper, by Megan McDonald ; paintings by G. Brian Karas

The bone keeper, by Megan McDonald ; paintings by G. Brian Karas

Label
The bone keeper
Title
The bone keeper
Statement of responsibility
by Megan McDonald ; paintings by G. Brian Karas
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, Megan
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.M478419
LC item number
Bo 1999
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Karas, G. Brian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deserts
  • Bones
  • Wolves
  • Bones
  • Deserts
Target audience
primary
Label
The bone keeper, by Megan McDonald ; paintings by G. Brian Karas
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Richard Jackson book"
  • "A DK Ink book."
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (1 v. (unpaged)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
color illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028861221
Label
The bone keeper, by Megan McDonald ; paintings by G. Brian Karas
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A Richard Jackson book"
  • "A DK Ink book."
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (1 v. (unpaged)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
color illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028861221

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