Rain Player

by David Wisniewski

The ancient Mayan belief that the future was divinely decreed and could not be changed is the basis for this original tale of a boy who must defeat the Rain God in a ball game to save his people from disaster. Mayan art and architecture were the inspiration for the spectacular cut-paper artwork.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780395720837
  • ISBN-10: 0395720834
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 09/18/1995
  • Carton Quantity: 50
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  • About the Book
    The ancient Mayan belief that the future was divinely decreed and could not be changed is the basis for this original tale of a boy who must defeat the Rain God in a ball game to save his people from disaster. Mayan art and architecture were the inspiration for the spectacular cut-paper artwork.

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    "A unique artist again creates a substantial original tale based on folkloric traditions, meticulously explained in an extensive note. . . . A strong adventure that will appeal to a broad age range." Kirkus Reviews

    "An unusual story of a young Mayan ballplayer who, defying the priest's prophecy of a drought to come in the year ahead, challenges the rain god (Chac) to a game of pok-a-tok. . . . The great beauty of the volume and its lessons on Mayan culture make it a unique and worthwhile purchase." School Library Journal

    "The visual excitement of these pictures gives the book immediate and lasting appeal." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

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