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Paul Owen Lewis

Ten years into a career as an author and illustrator of children's picture books, Paul Owen Lewis wandered into the Stonington Gallery. Overtaken by the power, beauty, and mystery of northwest native art and myth, he immediately took formline design and carving classes. Then he met Bill Holm, and with his guidance and encouragement created the now classic picture books for children, STORM BOY, Caldecott Award nominee, winner of the 1996 American Book Award and Washington State Governor's Award, and it's companion title, FROG GIRL. 

Paul received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornish in 1984, and after a brief teaching career, published his first book for children, DAVY'S DREAM, in 1988. Over the past twenty years Paul has published eight books, been the featured speaker at hundreds of schools and writer's conferences around the world, and carved masks, chests, bowls, paddles and totem poles in northwest coast style. 

A long-time Seattlite, recently Paul moved to Lummi Island west of Bellingham where he has been focusing on painting and print making.

Frog Girl
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Tlingit; Haida;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

When frogs suddenly vanish from a lake behind a village on the Northwest Coast, a nearby volcano awakens and a native girl is called to a dangerous adventure. Following the rich mythic traditions of Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the stories often tell of individuals cast mysteriously into parallel worlds inhabited by animals in human form.

Summoned to a spectacular world beneath the lake, the girl is questioned by "Grandmother" about the disappearance of her "children." Just who is this mysterious old woman? And what will happen if her children are not returned? What follows both answers and deepens the mystery. 

Careful attention is paid to historical detail both in the story and in the vibrant illustrations. Frog Girl follows the rich mythic traditions of the Haida, Tlingit and other Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, whose stories often tell of individuals cast mysteriously into parallel worlds inhabited by animals in human form. 

Visit Paul Owen Lewis's gallery and website here: https://paulowenlewis.com/gallery


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32 pages | 7.75" x 10.62"

Authentic Canadian Content
$11.95

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