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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Review: Borreguita and the Coyote (Reading Rainbow Books)

User Review  - Taryn Vogel - Goodreads

Personal Reaction: When doing the folk literature project, this was my favorite book from the Mexican culture. I really enjoyed the story of the lamb outsmarting the coyote. I did research on the ... Read full review

Review: Borreguita and the Coyote (Reading Rainbow Books)

User Review  - Christen - Goodreads

A fun explanation of why the coyote howls. 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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