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Ancient Thunder

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Illustrator  Leo Yerxa
Publication date  3 August 2006 (US)
Author  Leo Yerxa
Genre  Children's literature
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Country  Canada
Originally published  2006
Original language  English
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Publisher  Groundwood Books (CAD) & (US)
Awards  Governor General's Award for English-language children's illustration
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Ancient Thunder is a children's fantasy book by the Canadian writer Leo Yerxa, simultaneously published in Canada and America during 2006. It won 2006 Governor General's Literary Awards, and also The 2008 Willow Awards. Ancient Thunder was both illustrated and written by Leo Yerxa.

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Summary

This book describe the relationship of horses and First Nation's cultures with a single poet and illustrated using art work made by water- colour painting. Only few text per page contrasts with painting associate with native culture such as shirts and dresses.

Concept and development

Leo Yerxa was interested by the native people while he watched them ride across the Great Plains in the movie when he was a child, their traditional clothing and the running creatures inspired Leo Yerxa to write this book, he used handmade water-colour paper and made them looks like leather.

References

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