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Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The

Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The

by Tomie dePaola Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Little Gopher follows his destiny as revealed in a Dream-Vision of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to earth via the indian paintbrush flower.

Praise for The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

"A rhythmic and evocative retelling of an Indian legend that explains the origin of the Indian paintbrush flower. An engaging tale of strength, perseverance, reverence, and obedience." — Horn Book

Ages
5, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.8
Lexile Measure
840L
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O
Number of Pages
1
Genre
Myths and Legends

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1934. At age 4, he knew he wanted to become a writer and an illustrator. His mother was an avid book lover and read to him and his brother often. As a child, dePaola would illustrate the books his mother read to him.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1934. At age 4, he knew he wanted to become a writer and an illustrator. His mother was an avid book lover and read to him and his brother often. As a child, dePaola would illustrate the books his mother read to him.

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