Trade Customers click here
ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-593-6
ISBN 10: 1-55017-593-9
20 colour illustrations
12 x 8.25 - 40 pp
April 2013
CAD$19.95 • USD$19.95

Raven Brings the Light

The classic legend of the origin of daylight.
Short-listed: Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (2014)
Short-listed: Chocolate Lily Book Award (2014)
First Nation Communities READ also-recommended title (2014)

Book Description

In a time when darkness covered the land, a boy named Weget is born who is destined to bring the light. With the gift of a raven's skin that allows him to fly as well as transform, Weget turns into a bird and journeys from Haida Gwaii into the sky. There he finds the Chief of the Heavens who keeps the light in a box. By transforming himself into a pine needle, clever Weget tricks the Chief and escapes with the daylight back down to Earth.

Vividly portrayed through the art of Roy Henry Vickers, Weget's story has been passed down for generations. The tale has been traced back at least 3,000 years by archeologists who have found images of Weget's journey in petroglyphs on the Nass and Skeena rivers. This version of the story originates from one told to the author by Chester Bolton, Chief of the Ravens, from the village of Kitkatla around 1975.

You might also be interested in...

Orca Chief
Hardback · $19.95
Hardback · $19.95
We Are Born with the Songs Inside Us
Paperback · $24.95