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One Small Blue Bead

By Byrd Baylor

A band of men sat huddled in a cave
Where coals of fire glowed warm and red.
Boy lay curled on a bed of leaves
But he sat up when an old man said: "This thought keeps spinning in my head.
There must be caves just like our own
Somewhere
And other axes made of stone
Somewhere
And other men like me."

Though only Boy shares his dream, the old man leaves the tribe to search for what the world may hold. Boy does the old man's work in his absence and watches hopefully for his return...
For any good thing
Can happen when
The world is full of
Tribes of men
Who know that they have brothers.

First published in 1965 and long out of print, Byrd Baylor's powerful story is newly illustrated with Ronald Himler's vigorous yet tender pictures.

Format

Book

Availability

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Publish Date

1992

ISBN

0684193345


Format: Book
Author: Baylor, Byrd
Summary: A boy makes it possible for an old man in their primitive tribe to go in search of other men in far-off places.
Title: One small blue bead / Byrd Baylor ; pictures by Ronald Himler.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.
Subject: Prehistoric peoples -- Juvenile fiction. Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0684193345
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 9
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: P Baylor
Oclc: 22984853
Upc:
Bib Id: 85912

Format: Book
Author: Baylor, Byrd
Summary: A boy makes it possible for an old man in their primitive tribe to go in search of other men in far-off places.
Title: One small blue bead / Byrd Baylor ; pictures by Ronald Himler.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.
Description: [28] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm.
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Himler, Ronald
LCCN: 90028160
ISBN: 0684193345
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 9
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: P Baylor