Rain Player

David Wisniewski, Author, Pluckrose, Illustrator, David Wisniewski, Illustrator Clarion Books $17 (32p) ISBN 978-0-395-55112-7
Wisniewski's ( Elfwyn's Saga ) latest, inspired by ancient Mayan culture, takes full advantage of his penchant for original folktales rooted firmly in well-researched fact. This interest, together with his instantly recognizable cut-paper artwork (vibrantly colored, its dramatic lighting and photography result in sharply three-dimensional images), have helped him carve a niche in the picture book realm. Here, a boy named Pik challenges Chac, the god of rain, to a game of ``pok-a-tok''--a cross between soccer and basketball--in order to avert a foretold drought that would devastate his people. Pik's father gives him three talismans to help in the play-off against the fierce sky god, and with their aid the boy is victorious. It's a satisfying tale, and Pik--a sort of Magic Johnson of the Yucatan--is the kind of impetuous hero with whom young readers will enjoy identifying. Ages 5-9. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/23/1991
Release date: 09/01/1991
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Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-395-72083-7
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-395-72084-4
Prebound-Other - 1 pages - 978-0-606-08052-1
Prebound-Glued - 978-0-7807-5060-9
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-06939-7
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-71955-1
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