The Cave Painter of Lascaux

The Cave Painter of Lascaux

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Baker & Taylor
At the Lascaux caves in southern France, Cecilia meets the painter of the ancient drawings on the walls, in a story that explains how prehistoric people lived

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On a school field trip to the famous Lascaux Cave in southern France, a young girl encounters a primitive man who had created the remarkable paintings on the cave's walls. Includes a section with information on early homo sapiens.
While on a trip to the Lascaux caves in southern France, Cecilia encounters a primitive man--the painter of the ancient drawings on the walls--in a dark hall, in a story that explains how prehistoric people lived.

Oxford University Press
Cecilia is on a school trip to the Lascaux caves in southern France--a mysterious place with well-preserved prehistoric paintings on the walls. These are believed to have been created by our primitive ancestors several hundred thousand years ago. The little girl notices some strange footprints on the ground. Following them, she walks away from the other children and arrives in a dark, wide hall. She is about to turn on her flashlight, when suddenly ... Flash! Her camera flash goes off and lights up the paintings of deer and hunters on the walls. The flash goes off again and she sees more animals chiseled in the walls.
In the dark, she feels someone trying to pull the camera off her neck. Frightened, she turns around and sees a primitive man. He gestures to her that he is the painter of the walls. Leading her out of the cave, he tries to start a fire by striking two sticks against each other. Cecilia has to get back, because her school bus is leaving, but she leaves the primitive man a box of matches as a farewell gift. Three pages at the end of the story explain how prehistoric people lived, what tools they used, how they painted, and how they hunted.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780195215588
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29.5x22 cm
Additional Contributors: Angeletti, Roberta


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