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The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

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.

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
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.8
Lexile Measure
840L
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
Putnam Publishing Group
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Legends and Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrator

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.
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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