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All Gerald McDermott's books should be required reading for adults, young people and children!
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2013
I'm a retired Art, GED, and History Teacher and all of his books are precious documentaries of legends and stories of many of the world's peoples, including many of the American Indian Nations, as well as African and South American ones. The first of his books I bought, ARROW TO THE SUN was for my children when small. Arrow to the Sun was an American Indian tale of how a boy without a father, who was laughed at in the vllage, found his Father with the help of a Medicine man. It is a reminder if what Jesus might have gone thru as a child. Monkey, a story from India, tells how someone puny and weak can oftimes can outwit a stronger more powerful enemy. Papagayo, saves the sun, All these have the same theme: by using your smarts you can outwit stronger foes everytime.
McDermott's use of painted, cut, colorful paper patterns and designs true to the ethinic and cultural style of each subject has continued with each book- almost all receiving high literary honors! Visual arts are so important for us all.
And the history and culture of all the people we now come into contact with is becoming even more a necessity to know, so we don't misunderstand and hate each other.