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by Penina Spinka


Picture Maker is an important daughter in her tribe. The book accelerates whilst the reader assimilates. The author, Penina Spinka, has a refreshing style. Readers will find it difficult to lay aside long enough to eat or sleep.

Picture Maker is an important daughter in her tribe. Because of her tribe's equality of women, she has grown up being independent, even hunting, which is unusual for a good many of the other tribes she encounters.

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An epic story of a brave woman who rises to the challenge of her destiny. A young girl in 14th century America is kidnapped by a rival tribe; the tale of her escape and subsequent adventures as she raises her own family in a foreign land are absorbing. A lengthy read that carries you along on its naive optimism. Find similar books Profile.

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Born into a powerful clan of women, Picture Maker is gifted with the ability to etch drawings that foreshadow the future. I couldn't put this book down! By Thriftbooks. com User, March 19, 2002. It took me only 4 days to read this book, during which time I was oblivious to the rest of the world. I couldn't wait to see where it would go next, and what type of customs and lifestyles the people there would have.

Author: Spinka, Penina Keen Publisher: Dutton Adult. Binding: Hardcover Publish date: 2002. Picture Maker's travels take her across North America and into the distant corners of the Western Hemisphere. Certain that her future lies to the east, shecrosses an icy ocean and joins the resourceful Inuit tribe. It is here that she meets Halvard, a Norse hunter who holds the key to the riddle of her birth.

Publishers Weekly called Picture Maker "an absorbing adventure tale. brought to life through the eyes of courageous heroine. Library Journal crowned it "absolutely fascinating.

Автор: Penina Spinka Название: Picture Maker ISBN: 0007122454 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007122455 Издательство .

Описание: A brilliant, powerful, historical saga - a grand epic by a prize-winning children's author. The world of 14th-century America is unknown to most readers and Penina Spinka's remarkable novel brings it triumphantly alive, from the tribal wars through to the Norse invasions and the fiercely resisted Christianity.

Penina Spinka: Picture Maker. Set in 14th-century America, Picture Maker is the compelling story of Garahstah, an 11-year-old girl of the Ganeogaono tribe who is gifted with the ability to draw pictures. Her father is a revered warrior, and her grandmother is the clan leader in a matriarchal tribe where men rule only in war and captured enemies are tortured and eaten.

HIDDEN IN MIST is the third book of the Norse/Mohawk Trilogy Series. My most profound gratitude must go to the fans of this series. You followed Picture Maker through her adventures and then, Ingrid and Ole through the perils of Greenland’s last year, into the Inuit North, and finally to their home in the New World. In Hidden In Mist, they are about to fall into the legend that brought about the existence of the Five Confederated Tribes writing to me to ask for the third book. I’m sorry it took so long to get it to you and hope it satisfies your expectations.

A brilliant, powerful, historical saga -- a grand epic by a prize-winning children's author. The world of 14th-century America is unknown to most readers and Penina Spinka's remarkable novel brings it triumphantly alive, from the tribal wars through to the Norse invasions and the fiercely resisted Christianity. The girl known as Picture Maker because of her great ability at drawing and prophecy, is the daughter of one of the warriors and the granddaughter of the clan leader. She is captured by one of her family's enemies and because she was regarded as a trophy is kept alive and enslaved. When she discovers she is pregnant by one of her captors, she manages to escape, and, inspired by the destiny she had depicted, begins the long, mysterious journey which ends in the furthermost parts of the Western Hemisphere. There, still an outsider but revered and protected, she lives for a time in peace with an Inuit tribe until she meets and falls in love with Halvard, a Norse hunter, who seems to hold the key to the riddle of her birth. Together they travel on to Greenland but Picture Maker's special gifts make her regarded with suspicion, Halvard is attacked and her daughter will be taken from her, in what seems a terrible repetition of what happened to her so long ago. Picture Maker is a powerful story, with a large cast of vivid characters, in a fascinating setting which will appeal to readers of Jean Auel and Jane Smiley. Penina Spinka, an award-winner for her children's books, has created a rich picture of the period and the people, of the ways of the societies and religions, and above all of Picture Maker herself, as she grows beyond her once narrow, ordered confines: an amazing and very human survivor. At its heart, Picture Maker is a novel of high adventure, of love and loss, and survival under the harshest circumstances.
Delalbine
I've seen this book considered prehistoric fiction by a lot of people. And I even confused it for that at first myself. But this actually takes places somewhere around the 1300's to 1400's so it's not as far back as you would think. So while it may share some similarities with that genre, this book really shouldn't be compared to the Earth's Children Series or the Gear's prehistoric fiction.

Picture Maker is an important daughter in her tribe. Because of her tribe's equality of women, she has grown up being independent, even hunting, which is unusual for a good many of the other tribes she encounters. So when she is kidnapped, and forced to become a slave for an Algonquin man who degradingly calls her Mohawk (not her people's name for their tribe), it's a whole new world for her. But she longs for escape, and if escape is possible, there are a great many journeys in front of her.

It's hard to talk about all the characters in this book without giving too much of the plot away. The safest person to talk about, as a result, is Picture Maker herself. She's a wise woman for not having seen too many years. Even as a girl she carries herself well and makes good decisions. But she does have a lot of misfortune happen to her. It seems like she's always running up against a wall, but she never gives up. And that's what's admirable about her character. And of course not all the other characters are bad guys. She encounters good and bad everywhere she goes and that's what makes humans human. So the book was very realistic in that regard.

I kept expecting the plot to leap years at a time. But it never really did until the end. And I liked that we had the continual story of Picture Maker. Nothing was left out that way. I do have to say that her name, Picture Maker, and the significance attached to it led to a dead end. Nothing was ever really done with it. But she has an exciting tale and while parts of it are a little implausible, it was still fun to read. I do have to warn that there are several topics that could be potentially offensive to people. Cannibalism, rape, violence, and an un-popular view of Christianity are in this book. I thought everything made the story more realistic, but others may not think that way.

An interesting book and it covers a time and place that I hadn't thought much about before. I'd be interested in reading the sequel to this book.

Picture Maker
Copyright 2002
464 pages

Review by M. Reynard 2013
Nirad
This is a fascinating study of Northeastern Native American culture during the 14th-15th centuries A.D.. In this coming-of-age tale, Picture Maker, a young Iroquois girl experiences Algonquin, Naskapi, and Inuit culture first hand before she discovers her ultimate destiny in Greenland.
Into this fascinating and romantic tale, Ms. Spinka intricately weaves the cultural traditions of each group of Native Americans as well as the history of the Norse in Greenland (as a matter of fact, the description of the Norse in Greenland has inspired me to eventually read Jane Smiley's THE GREENLANDERS, as discussed by Ms. Spinka in the "Author's Notes"). She capably shows the social and religious differences - both the good and the bad - of all the cultures discussed and truly makes the reader understand what it is like to "walk in another person's moccasins". This book is wonderful for gaining a deeper sense of cultural understanding and tolerance - I think older adolescents would enjoy this book as well as adult readers!
...And I am really looking forward to reading the sequal DREAM WEAVER to discover the pictures that daughter Ingrid "draws" for herself.
Connorise
It took me only 4 days to read this book, during which time I was oblivious to the rest of the world. Picture Maker takes you on a facinating journey to interesting and well researched places and civilizations. I couldn't wait to see where it would go next, and what type of customs and lifestyles the people there would have. The characters are absorbing, especially Picture Maker herself. I found myself smiling and crying with her as she faced triumph and despair thoughout her travels. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel as soon as it comes out.
Kearanny
This is an excellent book. I recommed to everyone. This is the kind of book in which someone who normally wouldn't read it, will love it!
It is truly a treat to read.
Ranicengi
This colorful, detailed, adventure story will make you cheer and cry and think ... and more. With its carefully researched, rich, historical background, one can see and feel the 14th century from a female native American's point of view. It would make a marvelous movie. The book accelerates whilst the reader assimilates. The author, Penina Spinka, has a refreshing style. Readers will find it difficult to lay aside long enough to eat or sleep. A future best seller.
Kajikus
i found the book to be very exciting and deep. after a while you start to get attached to the characters.i am so excited to read the sequel. also you do not have to be a woman to read this book.i am a seventeen year-old teenage boy and i still found the book enchanting .if you are thinking of buying this book you should get ready to be up for many hours because you never want to put the book down. i recommend to young and old to buy this book because it is truly an interesting tale.
Anayaron
Her best work to date in my opinion.
Story of the life of a gifted Native American girl who is kidnapped from her tribe. She makes it all the way to the Inuit in Canada and then to Greenland. Her trials along the way are heartbreaking but she perseveres. I learned a lot of Native American customs and history from this book. I highly recommend it.
Picture Maker ebook
Author:
Penina Spinka
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Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 31, 2003)
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