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The Resource Dawn land, story by Joseph Bruchac ; adaptation and art by Will Davis

Dawn land, story by Joseph Bruchac ; adaptation and art by Will Davis

Label
Dawn land
Title
Dawn land
Statement of responsibility
story by Joseph Bruchac ; adaptation and art by Will Davis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Young Hunter is chosen by the elders of the People of the Dawn Land to venture out of the village and face a mysterious threat known as evil
Storyline
Writing style
Illustration
Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2012.
Review
Adapted from Bruchac's 1993 prose novel, this lengthy fable, set in ancient times and apparently inspired by Abenaki folklore, concerns a young Native American hunter (called Young Hunter) who goes out to seek vengeance after his village is attacked by man-eating giants. Eventually, he's given the secret of using a bow and arrow, saves the day, and gets the girl (she's from another tribe, so her speech is represented as abstract squiggles). There's something curiously off about the tone of Bruchac's story: it's too deliberately paced to work as a folk tale, too otherworldly to work as straightforward narration, and his characters are saddled with leaden direct-to-video dialogue like "The twisting inside of him is strong. I see something coming from this that will make our people weep." Davis's rugged, heavily stylized artwork is much more effective; his painterly landscapes carry a lot of the book's scene-setting, and he gives its many long silent passages a lush and meditative tone. He also pulls off a few remarkable set-pieces, especially one where Young Hunter discovers a cave painting. Still, the story suffers from muddled storytelling. Illus. (Oct. 12) --Staff (Reviewed November 29, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 47, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10086993
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Will
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bruchac, Joseph
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Abenaki Indians
Label
Dawn land, story by Joseph Bruchac ; adaptation and art by Will Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Dawn land, a novel by Joseph Bruchac, was originally published by Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, in 1993"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
797905
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781596431430
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010033981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781596431430
  • (OCoLC)606785302
Label
Dawn land, story by Joseph Bruchac ; adaptation and art by Will Davis
Publication
Note
"Dawn land, a novel by Joseph Bruchac, was originally published by Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, in 1993"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
797905
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781596431430
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010033981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781596431430
  • (OCoLC)606785302

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