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Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest

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ISBN13: 9780152019587
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Written in 1944 by Aldous Huxley as a Christmas gift for his niece, The Crows of Pearblossom tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Crow, who live in a cottonwood tree. The hungry Rattlesnake that lives at the bottom of the tree has a nasty habit of stealing Mrs. Crow's eggs before they can hatch, so Mr. Crow and his wise friend, Old Man Owl, devise a sneaky plan to trick him. 

This funny story of cleverness triumphing over greed, similar in tone and wit to the work of A. A. Milne, shows a new side of a great writer. Paired with stunning illustrations by Sophie Blackall, this timeless tale is sure to grab the attention of many readersadults and children alike.

Praise for The Crows of Pearblossom

“With Huxleys mordant wit in ample supply, this tale will entertain literary novelty seekers.” –Publishers Weekly 

“Huxleysstory starts good and grimjust the thing to hold a young audience.” –Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

After Coyote begs the crows to teach him to sing, dance, and fly like they do, they soon tire of his bragging and boasting and decide to teach him a lesson. Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott evokes the power of myth in this traditional trickster tale of the American Southwest. Full color.

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Wherever Coyote goes you can be sure heand#8217;ll find trouble. Now he wants to sing, dance, and fly like the crows, so he begs them to teach him how. The crows agree but soon tire of Coyoteand#8217;s bragging and boasting. They decide to teach the great trickster a lesson. This time, Coyote has found real trouble!

About the Author

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), the author of Brave New World, lived the latter part of his life near the Mojave Desert, where this story is set. Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many children's books, including the Ivy and Bean series. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her at www.sophieblackall.com.

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vallonsdale, May 2, 2008 (view all comments by vallonsdale)
Gerald McDermott has once again excelled his artistic flair in this book.The characters are colorful and blend well with the background of his chosen theme.Coyote will appeal even to the most reluctant readers
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152019587
As Told:
McDermott, Gerald
Author:
McDermott, Gerald
McDermott, Gerald:
As Told by
Illustrator:
McDermott, Gerald
Author:
ald
Author:
Blackall, Sophie
Author:
McDermott, Gerald
Author:
McDermott, Ger
Author:
Huxley, Aldous
As Told:
McDermott, Gerald
Publisher:
Voyager Paperbacks
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Native American
Subject:
Coyotes
Subject:
Coyote (Legendary character)
Subject:
Coyote
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-North American
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.00 x 10.25 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Voyager Books - English 9780152019587 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , After Coyote begs the crows to teach him to sing, dance, and fly like they do, they soon tire of his bragging and boasting and decide to teach him a lesson. Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott evokes the power of myth in this traditional trickster tale of the American Southwest. Full color.

"Synopsis" by ,
Wherever Coyote goes you can be sure heand#8217;ll find trouble. Now he wants to sing, dance, and fly like the crows, so he begs them to teach him how. The crows agree but soon tire of Coyoteand#8217;s bragging and boasting. They decide to teach the great trickster a lesson. This time, Coyote has found real trouble!

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