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Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazonby Gerald Mcdermott
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Of all the animals in the rain forest, Jabutí was the favorite. His shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet.
But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks Jabutí sometimes played. His song reminded Tapir of being tricked, Jaguar of being fooled, and time and again it reminded Vulture that he had no song at all. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly Jabutí there . . . all the while plotting a trick of his own.
Gerald McDermott makes myths new again for readers of all ages, using language as vibrant and colorful as his bold illustrations. Jabutí is an unusual tale of a tricksters fall from grace, and of how creation can sometimes come from chaos.
A rain forest fable from Caldecott medalist Gerald McDermott
Jabutí's shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet. But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks Jabutí sometimes played. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly Jabutí there . . . all the while plotting a trick of his own.
Jabuti the tortoise is a favorite in the Amazon forest, and the music he plays on his flute is sweet. But Jabuti's music reminds some of the other animals how Jabuti has played tricks on all of them. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly Jabuti there, all the while plotting his own trick. Full-color illustrations.
About the Author
GERALD MCDERMOTT is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator, and the creator of numerous award-winning books and animated films for children. Winner of the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors, he is also a consultant to the Joseph Campbell Foundation on mythology in education. Mr. McDermott lives in Southern California.
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