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The Loon's Necklace

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  5 reviews
According to Canadian Indian legend, when an old man's sight was restored by a Loon he gave the bird his precious shell necklace as a reward. That is why the loon has a white collar and speckles on its back.
Elizabeth Cleaver's rich and beautiful style of picture-making gives new visual excitement to the splendors of the British Columbia landscape, and to the magic of this
Paperback, 24 pages
Published August 2nd 1990 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1977)
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

An old woman tricks a blind man. The blind man feels he is useless to his family. His friend, Loon, knows his sadness and comes to help.

“O Loon I am old and blind. My family are starving and I can’t feed them. I do not ask to be young, but I would not be so helpless if I could see. I would give my most precious possession to see again.”

A bit underwhelmed by this story which feels dated. It's a folk story about the loon, but it's a tad dull and the pictures which might have been fine at the time of publication are not all that great. I thought the parts about the "hag" were quite strange.
A Canadian Indian tale of how the loon got it's speckled white necklace of feathers. The collage and lino cut pictures look like they have texture and depth, so even though they're very muted in tones they still keep your eyes interested. 5yo +
I liked the part explaining how the loon got its necklace and colors. The parts about the meanness of the old hag I didn't care for. The illustrations were okay.
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The Loon, is the animal symbol of the Great Lakes, Ontario, CANADA
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