A long time ago, Kaputano, dweller of the heavens, warned that a great rain was coming. He urged the Kariñas to help him build a canoe and gather seeds and animals, but only four couples agreed to help, as the rest didn’t listen to him. Soon, the rains covered even the tallest trees. This is a traditional story by the indigenous Kariña people in Venezuela, illustrated by Gloria Calderón who masterfully depicts their landscapes, animals and ways of living.
· Los Mejores del Banco del Libro ,1999
· Fundalibro’s Best Children Book Illustration of the Year, 1999
· IBBY Honour List, 2000
· Bulletin Blue Ribbon Winner, 2001