Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains

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CarolRhoda Books, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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One day, high in the Andes Mountains, Cuy the Guinea Pig is searching for sweetgrass to eat when Tio Antonio the Fox comes in search of Cuy to eat! Tio Antonio thinks he's found dinner, but crafty Cuy has other plans. Quick-witted Cuy fools Tio Antonio not once, but three times. Combining striking rubber print artwork with an authentic South American voice, this sly trickster tale shows that clever thinking is key when you're outfoxing the fox.

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There is an Author's Note that mentions this folktale is taken from the Andes Mountains, where the trickster is usually a grey fox but there is one story where the trickster is a guinea pig. The ... Read full review

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-Multicultural (specific, south American) -author's version of traditional tale from living in Peru for two years -glossary of Spanish and other terms or sayings guinea pig outsmarts a fox who wants to eat him, trick him into thinking the farmer wants him to marry his daughter. Read full review

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Knutson's writing and illustration stem from her years in Africa and South America as a missionary's daughter, art student, French/English teacher, and workshop presenter. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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