Coyote never learns that age can bring wisdom, respect and a wealth of experience.
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Janet Stevens is a contributor for Holiday House Inc titles including: 'Plaidypus Lost','Anansi and the Magic Stick','From Pictures to Words 'From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3?Coyote, introduced in Stevens's Coyote Steals the Blanket (Holiday, 1993), is back, looking skinnier than ever. The gleam is gone from his eye. The fluff is gone from his tail. He is one scraggly dude. Only the stubbornly cocky ears hint at the spirit that resides within. Buzzard sees the end in sight. He's hovering close above, when Coyote spies Young Buffalo. Inspiration strikes. Coyote asks Buffalo for strength, youth, and power. Agreeing to share the first two qualities, Buffalo hurls himself off a butte with Coyote, and when they hit the bottom, there is one Buffalo and one Buffote. Forgetting instantly that he has not acquired power, Buffote bullies old Rat, Lizard, and Rabbit up to the butte, ignoring their protests that age has brought them experience, respect, and wisdom. When the dust clears at the bottom, nobody has changed except Buffote, who is old Coyote once more. Has he learned his lesson? Check the back cover. Stevens's strong, direct telling meshes well with the energy and wit of her drawings. The artist is surely a master at portraying the comic essence of animals. Coyote is everything sly and hopeful. Buffalo is so big he sometimes falls off the page. The useful source note says this retelling is loosely based on a Shoshoni tale, and it is brisk and brief enough to make it a lively story time choice. And when teachers come looking for materials on aging, don't let them get away without this one.?Sally Margolis, formerly at Deerfield Public Library, IL
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Book Description Holiday House, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110823413373