The Blind Hunter

The Blind Hunter Retells an African folktale about a blind man who teaches a young hunter how to see with his ears nose hands and heart

  • Title: The Blind Hunter
  • Author: Kristina Rodanas
  • ISBN: 9780761451327
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Retells an African folktale about a blind man who teaches a young hunter how to see with his ears, nose, hands and heart.

    One thought on “The Blind Hunter”

    1. Gorgeous, realistically rendered illustrations highlight this thoughtful tale. The moral is not heavy handed, allowing the reader to discover the lesson in a gentle way. The language is clear and concise, without being willowy or melodramatic. A beautiful book for any collection.

    2. This is a lovely story with beautiful illustrations, and is a great selection for reading African folktales with children. The lessons about honesty and generosity are subtle and handled gently. My 4th graders are facinated each year by the ways the blind hunter can "see" leading to extensions related to human senses and disabilities. It allows me the opportunity to recommend outside reading about Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, Alexander Graham Bell, and African studies.

    3. One of the things that impressed me about this picture book was that despite the length of the pose, it still used repetitive phrases. This makes it a good transition book for children who are still young enough for picture books (And their repetitive nature), but also ready for something a little longer.

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