3 August 2006 (US)
| 3.6/5 |
| Groundwood Books (CAD) & (US)|
Governor General's Award for English-language children's illustration
Last leaf first snowflak, Halfling Spring: An Internet R, A Fish Tale ; Or - the Little One
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.
Ancient Thunder Wikipedia
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.
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.