There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky

By Teri Sloat; Stefano Vitale (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805067514, 24pp.)

Publication Date: July 21, 2009

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When a child looks up to find drawings on the ceiling of a cave, she wonders how they were painted. Planets that spin, the birds and the beasts, woman and man--how did the old man in the sky paint it all? Based on the 1879 discovery of ceiling paintings in Spain's Altamira Cave, this imaginative story expresses the awe of contemplating the creation of the world and locating beauty in an unexpected place. Children will revel in this timeless tale with truly breathtaking images.




About the Author
Teri Sloat is the author of ""There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!,"" as well as the author and/or illustrator of many other books for children. A former teacher, she lives with her husband and their three children north of San Francisco.


Stefano Vitale's award-winning artwork appears in galleries and exhibitions as well as in such picture books as When the Wind Stops, by Charlotte Zolotow (an ALA Notable Book). Mr. Vitale is a graduate of the University of Southern California and of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He lives with his family in Venice, Italy.
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