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Trick of the Tale: A Collection of Trickster Tales

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ISBN13: 9780763636463
ISBN10: 0763636460
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Celebrate the slyest trickster tales from around the world in a lavish volume that gives a well-loved story tradition its rightful due.

Enter (carefully) the world of the tricksters, those wily creatures who lie their way out of trouble, cheat when they get a chance, and devise elaborate tricks to get what they want —- with delightfully unpredictable results. This truly diverse, elegantly illustrated collection follows such clever characters as Anansi, Coyote, Brer Rabbit, and others who play a role in a multicultural array of storytelling traditions, from African to Inuit to European, Tibetan to Native American to Japanese.

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Tricksters are wily creatures who lie their way out of trouble and devise elaborate tricks to get what they want--with delightfully unpredictable results. This elegantly illustrated collection follows clever characters who play a role in a multicultural array of storytelling traditions. Illustrations.

About the Author

John and Caitlín Matthews have written more than seventy books, including childrens storybooks about knights, princesses, ghosts, giants, and wizards from Celtic, Arthurian, shamanic, and other traditions. They live in Oxford, England.

Tomislav Tomics black-and-white engravings were featured in the national bestseller WIZARDOLOGY, and his illustrations have also appeared in books, on numerous book covers, and in magazines. He lives in Zagreb, Croatia.

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crowyhead, July 18, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is a beautifully illustrated book of trickster folktales from all over the world. The stories are short enough to make good read-alouds, and there's also a good range of stories, from simpler ones that will appeal to the very young, to more thought-provoking stories for older children and adults.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763636463
Author:
Matthews, John
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Tomic, Tomislav
Author:
Matthews, Caitlin
Author:
Tomic, Tomislav
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Us
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.78x9.24x.68 in. 1.72 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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