from the dustjacket:
LITTLE MAGIC PAINTER
A Story of the Stone Age
By MURIEL H. FELLOWS
Foreword by N. C. NELSON
American Museum of Natural History
Fleetfoot, Lame Boy, and Oak Leaf were three little children who lived with their mother, father, and grandfather in a cave, thousands of years ago. It is wonderfully exciting to read about how boys and girls lived ten thousand years ago.
Long before men learned to build houses of their own, caves were used as homes. Often times wild beasts crept into these caves to protect themselves from wintry storms.
Scientists have found interesting things by digging in the floor of the caves. They have found spear and harpoon heads, stone knives and axes, beads and ornaments of shell and bone. These things tell us what the cave men ate and wore and the things they did. Sometimes the cave men painted beautiful pictures of animals on the walls of their cave homes. These, too, scientists found thousands of years after they were painted.
Miss Fellows tells of the caveman's everyday activities; sewing, painting, food-gathering, carving tools and weapons. An adventure with wolves, a strange tribal dance, grandfather's thrilling story of a mammoth hunt these are but a few of the adventures described by the author-artist in interesting text and charming illustrations.
And best of all there are many surprises and a secret, all hidden between the covers of LITTLE MAGIC PAINTER.
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