The legend of the Indian paintbrush

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In spring, the hills and meadows of Texas and Wyoming are ablaze with the reds, oranges, and yellows of the Indian Paintbrush. How this striking plant received its name is told in an old Indian legend.

Many years ago, when the People traveled the Plains, a young Indian boy had a Dream-Vision in which it was revealed that one day he would create a painting that was as pure as the colors of the evening sky at sunset. The boy grew up to become the painter of the tribe, but although he found a pure white buckskin for a canvas and made paints from the brightest flowers and the reddest berries, he could not capture the sunset.

How the young Indian artist finally fulfills his Dream-Vision is lovingly told and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, in words and pictures that capture the spirit and beauty of this dramatic legend.

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Grouped Work ID f59a5292-556c-cf3b-327f-c68069b8eee9
Grouping Title legend of the indian paintbrush
Grouping Author de paola tomie
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-05-29 04:50:02AM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.4
author De Paola, Tomie.
author_display De Paola, Tomie
display_description Little Gopher follows his destiny, as revealed in a Dream-Vision, of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to the earth.
id f59a5292-556c-cf3b-327f-c68069b8eee9
isbn 9780399215346, 9780399217777
last_indexed 2019-06-26T09:51:35.432Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 840
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
primary_isbn 9780399215346
publishDate 1988
record_details ils:.b10027956|Book|Books||English|Putnam,|c1988.|[40] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Artists -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Flowers -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Legends -- Juvenile literature
title_display The legend of the Indian paintbrush
title_full The legend of the Indian paintbrush / retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
title_short The legend of the Indian paintbrush
topic_facet Artists, Flowers, Folklore, Indians of North America, Legends