Doctor Coyote: A Native American Aesop's Fables

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Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 1996 - Aesop's fables - 48 pages
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When the Spaniards came to the New World, they brought a copy of Aesop's fables. Aztec scribes translated the book into their own language and made Coyote, a central figure in Native American folktales, the main character. John Bierhorst, a renowned translator of Native American literature, retells these stories, never before published in English. Wendy Watson's evocative illustrations capture the lively spirit of Coyote's adventures. Full color.

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Review: Doctor Coyote: A Native American Aesop's Fables

User Review  - Cheryl in CC NV - Goodreads

Neat idea, good author's note about the truth of the Aztecs adopting Aesop's fables, cute & lively illustrations - but the fables & morals were, in my opinion, kinda flat. Read full review

Review: Doctor Coyote: A Native American Aesop's Fables

User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

Neat idea, good author's note about the truth of the Aztecs adopting Aesop's fables, cute & lively illustrations - but the fables & morals were, in my opinion, kinda flat. Read full review

About the author (1996)

John Bierhorst's many books on Latin American folklore & mythology include "The Mythology of South America", "The Mythology of Norther America" & "The Mythology of Mexico & Central America". A specialist in the language & literature of the Aztecs, he is the author of a Nahuatal-English dictionary & the translator of Cantares Mexicanos. He served as editorial advisor for the Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literature; editorial associate for The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces; & editorial consultant for the Encyclopedia of North American Indians. He lives in West Shokan, New York.

Wendy M. Watson is curator of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. She is the author of Italian Renaissance Maiolica from the William A. Clark Collection (1986), Italian Renaissance Ceramics from the Howard I. and Janet H. Stein Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2001), and the co-author of Summit: Vittorio Sella, Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909 (1999).

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