Hardbound ISBN: 0-88240-606-X
Original linocut artwork from Ten Rowdy Ravens is available. The book works like a catalog with the pricelist below. Contact Evon to discuss differences in the artwork from the book. (The text does not appear on the linocut prints.)
Ten ravens set out on a lark. As the pages turn, they steal pretty pearls, picnic in a pickup truck, and pull a predators tail. Scenarios are fanciful but rooted in ravenhood: collecting shiny things, testing curious objects, getting into garbage, and showing off. The adventures take their numbers down to 1, and they reunite to play the game all over again.
About the Illustrations ...
Raven imagery has
flown in and out of Evon Zerbetzs artwork since she made her first
marks with a carving knife into a piece of wood 17 years ago. Corvidophiles
and fans of Evons linocuts have been waiting to see her latest body
of work created for the book Ten Rowdy Ravens (Alaska Northwest Books,
August 2005). It has been ten years since she has produced a major body
of raven work (The Stations of the Raven
Collection, 1996). Again exploring the natural history of the largest
member of the corvid family - Evon revisits some behaviors and approaches
new behaviors with her witty style. Her attention to fine detail has only
increased and alert viewers will discover insects and hidden jokes layered
in the colorful linocuts.
About the Author ...
Susan Ewing lives in Montana, where she and the deer and the antelope all play. She has collaborated with Evon on two books, the new Ten Rowdy Ravens and Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears. She is also the author of The Great Alaska Nature Factbook and the Great Rocky Mountain Nature Factbook, and her essays and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Visit her at www.susanewing.com.
Praise for Ten Rowdy Ravens ...
romp about our favorite trickster."
Ten Rowdy Ravens, one feels the mischievous nature of the raven in Zerbetz's
colorful illustrations and enters the raven's world through Ewing's clear
and engaging prose. The Daily Kaw is sure to garner a wide circulation
with its 'tongue-in-beak' descriptions of true raven reports."
|Linocut artwork from the book. Center: Dancing with Dragon and spot art Dizzy Loop-de-loop. Bottom: Morning Kaw.|