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Of all the animals in the rain forest, Jabutand#237; 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 Jabutand#237; 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 Jabutand#237; 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.and#160;Jabutand#237; is an unusual tale of a tricksterand#8217;s fall from grace, and of how creation can sometimes come from chaos.

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A rain forest fable from Caldecott medalist Gerald McDermott

Synopsis:

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152053741
Author:
Mcdermott, Gerald
Publisher:
Voyager Paperbacks
Author:
McDermott, Gerald
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Native American
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Animals - Turtles
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - South American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Turtles
Subject:
Indians of south america
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 0.36 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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A rain forest fable from Caldecott medalist Gerald McDermott

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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.

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