Borreguita and the coyote: a tale from Ayutla, Mexico

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Knopf, Jul 20, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 34 pages
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A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up.

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BORREGUITA AND THE COYOTE: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico

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Borreguita is a little lamb who manages to trick the coyote who wants to eat her not just three but four deliciously satisfying times: she suggests that she'll grow if he waits; she describes the moon ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

* Verna Aardema grew up in New Era, Michigan as the third in a family of nine children.  A cedar swamp in the back of her house served as her inspiration and retreat as a young aspiring writer.

* At Michigan State College, Verna took many writing courses, but none that were aimed at writing for children.  She didn't think about the children's book field until many years later, when she had to make up stories to get her baby daughter to eat.

* Verna writes mostly African folktales because of her fascination with that infinitely diverse continent.  Out of its jungles, deserts, and great plains have come some of the most unusual and charming folktales in the world.

* As of today, Verna has published over 25 books and is still working on more.  Her bo

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