The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote

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Putnam's, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
11 Reviews
A brilliantly colorful Mexican version of the Brer Rabbit tales. Inspired by Tony Johnston's saucy storytelling, laced with Spanish phrases, Tomie dePaola has combined his love of folk-art with a bold, vibrant palette, in pictures that blaze with energy. Full color.

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Review: The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote

User Review  - Molly Toomey - Goodreads

A common folklore story within the Mexican culture, this book talks about a rabbit being bad and tricking the coyote into taking his place for a punishment. When the coyote learns that the rabbit ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

Great fable - persuasive story. Has a moral/meaning to the story. Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness.

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums.

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