The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge Cover

The Rainbow Bridge

By Audrey Wood; Robert Florczak (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152654757, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1995

Description
Hutash the earth goddess must decide what to do with her tribe when the Chumash people grow too numerous for their island home. This unusual legend reveals how Hutash accomplished the dangerous task of sending half of them to the land across the water-and how she saved some of the Chumash from drowning by turning them into dolphins. Wood and debut illustrator Florczak offer a transcendent adaptation of a Native American tale, their work a shining example of economy and elegance of text, originality of interpretation and dazzling illustrative technique. --"Publishers Weekly"


About the Author

AUDREY WOOD is the much-loved author of more than thirty books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Heckedy Peg, and most recently, Piggy Pie Po, which she collaborated on with her husband, Don Wood. She lives in Hawaii.





Praise For The Rainbow Bridge

"A shining example of economy and elegance of text, originality of interpretation and dazzling illustrative technique....Collaborative storytelling at its best."—Publishers Weekly
"Enthralling."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Dynamic pictures and an unusual story set this volume apart from the familiar run of Native American tales."—School Library Journal