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Boy of the Painted Cave (Reprint) (Paperback) (Justin Denzel)
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Tao is an outcast. Unlike the great hunters of his clan, Tao does not want to kill the wild bears or woolly mammoths of the hunt. Instead he wants only to paint them. But only Chosen Ones can be cave painters. What's more, Volt, the clan leader, violently despises Tao. And when the other clan members discover Tao's secret talent, they cast him out into the wilderness alone. There, he befriends a wild wolf dog named Ram, and the mysterious Graybeard, who teaches him the true secret of the hunt.
Forbidden to make images, fourteen-year-old Tao, the boy with the bad foot, yearns to be a cave painter, recording the figures of the mammals, rhinos, bison, and other animals of his prehistoric times.
Number of Pages: 158.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical / Prehistory, Art + Architecture
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Justin Denzel
Street Date: April 1, 1996
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-2902