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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, 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.
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.
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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