Monday, October 25, 2010

The Fire Stealers: A Hopi Story by Ekkehart Malotki

My dad brought me this book after a trip to Arizona. "Because you like retold stories, right?" Indeed!

This one is very cool, with artwork by Ken Gary that's meant to evoke the Hopi art that can be found all over Arizona. The story is the Native American origin of fire story, and how the animals assisted the Hopi, bringing them fire. Of course the animals that help all bear the marks of their attempts (blackened fur or clouded eyes, etc).

It's worth it for the art alone. The story is also a great one to have in your collection.

No comments:

Post a Comment