Red A Haida Manga pb

Douglas & McIntyreSKU: 9781771620222

Author:
Yahgulanaas, Michael Nicoll
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education
Nation:
Haida, Pacific NW
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
111
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre

Price:
Sale price$19.95

Description

Red: A Haida Manga is a ground-breaking title published by Douglas and McIntyre and written and illustrated by Haida artist and activist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Combining the art styles of Haida carvers and the graphic aspects of Japanese manga, Yahgulanaas creates a captivating and innovative graphic novel that retells a Haida narrative for a contemporary audience. The main character is Red, an orphan, who experiences tragic loss when his sister Jaada is kidnapped from their village. The boy seethes with rage and revenge grips his soul. When Red becomes a leader he acts on his rage and leads his village into war and near destruction. Red locates his sister and learns that war and revenge is not the answer for loss and grief. The book consists of 108 pages of hand-painted illustrations that can be recombined to create a Haida formline image 4 meters long. This image can be seen on the inside of the jacket flap. Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (1954- ) is from Delkatla in Masset on Haida Gwaii and has exhibited in Japan, Korea, England, and Canada. He is a descendant of Charles Edenshaw and a relative of Robert Davidson. This book is a work of art and should be a popular graphic novel for senior elementary and secondary students. Highly recommended. Reading Level: 5. Author's Homepage: http://mny.ca/en/index.html Review of Red: http://graphicallyinclined.wordpress.com/2010/02/.

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