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Grade Level
2-3
Genre
Folklore
Format
Picture Story Book
Content
Myths
Animal Stories

28 June 2007

Ancient Thunder

Written and Illustrated by Leo Yerxa

This is a beautiful book about the wild horses that used to live in the Canadian plains. The author and illustrator Yerxa uses his memories of these wild horses as an inspiration for the text and illustration. To create the look of worn leather, paper was hand treated and vibrantly painted to look like authentic First Nation clothing. The result is a book where the clothing and the horses in the illustration seem to move. The text is lyrical and brief to allow the readers to focus more on the illustrations.