By (author) Paul Owen Lewis
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Frog Girl by Paul Owen Lewis
Book DescriptionFrogs have been stolen, an earthquake rumbles, a village is in peril. To restore calm to her land, a girl must delve beneath the surface of a lake, deep into a spirit world. What she finds will thrill readers and introduce them to a classic hero's journey.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781582460482
(18mm x 21mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Tricycle Press
Publisher: Tricycle Press
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Owen Lewis
Storm Boy, Paperback (December 2001)
Thrown from his canoe during an ocean storm, a young Native American boy is washed ashore under a strange sky near a village inhabited by very large people who make him very welcome.
Davy's Dream, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by Paul Owen Lewis
Originally published: Hillsboro, Or.: Beyond Words Pub., 1988.
US Kirkus Review » Based on the traditions of the Northwest Pacific native people, this engrossing tale warns of the consequences of man manipulating nature. When a young girl travels magically to the underworld of the frogs, she is warned by "Grandmother" that an impending volcano is the consequence of the girl's people stealing frogs from the lake. The girl returns, in the nick of time, to rescue her people from the lava and discovers the frogs that boys in her village have stolen. When she sets them free, Grandmother is appeased, and rain squelches the volcano's fire. The illustrations set the tone of this hook: Deep greens, rich maroons, and dark grays, along with the looming faces of the totems, create a seriousness and a sense of foreboding. An afterword provides information about the folklore on which the story is based, and mythic motives within the tale. It's exquisite and resonant. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Paul Owen Lewis
PAUL OWEN LEWIS lives near Seattle, Washington, and is the author/illustrator of eight books. When not stargazing, he is visiting schools and conferences across North America.
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