Dawn Land (D209)

Code: 9781596431430

Author: Joseph Bruchac and Will Davis
Illustrator: Will Davis
ISBN: 9781596431430
Item# : D014
Publisher: First Second
Published: 2010
Category: Graphic Novels
Type: Hardcover
# of Pages: 320





An innovative graphic novel, here is the epic tale of a Haida hero, his rage and his quest for retribution.

Ten thousand years ago, in what would one day be known as North America, Young Hunter set out on an epic quest to overcome the Stone Giants who were terrorizing his people. Pitted against creatures of legend, Young Hunter journeyed to the innermost heart of his own humanity, even meeting the very gods of the land. He was entrusted with hsi tribe's most dangerous secret, a weapon that would change mankind forever.

Inspired by the classic Joseph Bruchac novel, Will Davis brings a timeless story to life, as the lore of old spawns a thrilling new kind of graphic novel. Drawing from the enduring creation myths of the Abenaki nation, Dawn Land immerses readers in Young Hunter's vision quest and offers a fresh perspective on the Native American experience. 

Praise for "Dawn Land"

Young Adult Library Services Association - Great Graphic Novel for Teens selection
"Bruchac, long lauded for his insightful and sensitive storytelling based on the histories and mythologies of Native Americans, here proides an engaging creation narrative. This is an account of Abenaki lfie as it might have been 10,000 years ago, in an era when myth and reality were twisted into nearly a single fibre. As depicted by Davis' impressionist pencil work... tend toward the harsh; Bruchac's characterizations, however, make the moment as well as the whole explicable and engaging. .. The storytelling and the format chosen as its vehicle prove eminently well suited to each other. This would be an excellent choice as high-school curriculum support in American history of comparative religion studies." - Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist 

About the Authors

Joseph Bruchac has authored more than seventy books for adults and children, and his work has appeared in over 500 publications.  He has won numerous honours and awards, includign a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, and the Cherokee Nation Prose Award. In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the America. He lives in Greenfield Centre, New York.

Will Davis began his professional career in the art world in the field of animation, working for MTV Animation, Cartoon Network, Disney, CBS, Fox, ABC and many others. He illustrated the Clemency Pogue series written by J.T. Petty.  He lives in Milton, Florida.  

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