Yudonsi: A Tale From the Canyons

written and illustrated by Robert J. Blake

Wild Yusi, thoughtless Yusi, crazy Yusi thinks the village--and the canyon itself-- is his, scrawling his mark everywhere; on desks at school, buildings, and even trees. "Yudonsi," you-don't-see, the villagers begin calling him. Yudonsi's arrogance knows no bounds until the day he climbs the canyon wall to paint his mark where all must see it, and winds up facing the anger of the canyon and sky, and the threat it poses to the entire village.

To find this story, I hiked into the Grand Canyon with two broken toes and lived in a tent on Native American land. A very special book made in a very spiritual place.

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