Arrow to the Sun is a 1973 short film and a 1974 book. Both the book and the film were written by Gerald McDermott. The book was printed in gouache and ink. Gouage is a type of watercolor paint. Arrow in the Sun won the 1975 Caldecott Medal for illustration.
Both the book and the short film are retellings of an old Pueblo tale. In the story the Arrow maker helps lead the boy to his father. The boy’s father is the sun lord. The boy must endure several trials for the sun lord to acknowledge him as his son.