Boy of the painted cave

Author Denzel, Justin F.
Language English
Publisher
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996




Annotation:

3-7.



Subjects :

  • Fiction
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Cave paintings
  • Cave printings

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Mark Twain Award, 1990-1991; Nominee Missouri
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1990-1991; Master List Kansas

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Reading Measurement Programs:


999999
Philomel Books (New York:) 1988.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points 5

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 800
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 7

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points 5

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 7

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Strongly reminiscent of Ann Turner's recent Time of the Bison , this too is a beautifully written story about an artistic prehistoric boy. Adopted as an infant by the kind old woman Kala, Tao does not know his father. His mother, Kala tells him, gave him his gift for seeing beauty``the thing that makes you different from others.'' Determined to paint, despite the taboo against it, Tao is gradually cast from the clan. Now on the outside, he begins to view their superstitions skeptically: demons do not dwell in the forbidden slough, after all; and the wolf dog, Ram, despised by the clan, becomes Tao's devoted friend. This is an exciting, fabulously descriptive story set against violent times. Denzel's knowledge of the Stone Age enhances the action; moreover, with his tender, somewhat melancholy insights into ostracism and loyalty, he transcends the period. Ages 8-12. (September)
(PUBLISHER: Philomel Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1988.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996

Media Type: Language Material
158 p. ;
(Fic)
0698113772
9780698113770
New York: Philomel Books, 1988

Media Type: Language Material
158 p.:
PZ7.D4377 ([Fic])
039921559X
9780399215599

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