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Coyote Tales

by Thomas King, narrator Meegwun Fairbrother

tagged: humorous stories, beginner
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published: Apr 2020
ISBN:9781773064741
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

Two tales, set in a time “when animals and human beings still talked to each other,” display Thomas King’s cheeky humor and master storytelling skills. Freshly illustrated and reissued as an early chapter book, these stories are perfect for newly independent readers.

In Coyote Sings to the Moon, Old Woman and the animals sing to the moon each night. Coyote attempts to join them, but his voice is so terrible they beg him to stop. He is crushed and lashes out — who needs Moon anyway? Furious, Moon dives into a pond, plunging the world into darkness. But clever Old Woman comes up with a plan to send Moon back up into the sky and, thanks to Coyote, there she stays.

In Coyote’s New Suit, mischievous Raven wreaks havoc when she suggests that Coyote’s toasty brown suit is not the finest in the forest, thus prompting him to steal suits belonging to all the other animals. Meanwhile, Raven tells the other animals to borrow clothes from the humans’ camp. When Coyote finds that his closet is too full, Raven slyly suggests he hold a yard sale, then sends the human beings (in their underwear) and the animals (in their ill-fitting human clothes) along for the fun. A hilarious illustration of the consequences of wanting more than we need.

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Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

About the Authors

Thomas King

THOMAS KING is an award-winning writer and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling books include Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; One Good Story, That One; Truth and Bright Water; A Short History of Indians in Canada; The Back of the Turtle (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction); The Inconvenient Indian (winner of the RBC Taylor Prize); Indians on Vacation; Sufferance; and the poetry collection 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin. A Companion of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, Thomas King lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Meegwun Fairbrother

MEEGWUN FAIRBROTHER is of Ojibway and Scottish origin, from Treaty Territory #3 and Toronto, Ontario. He is a graduate of York University’s Acting Conservatory. In addition to being an award-winning actor, Meegwun is also a talented Northern traditional dancer and singer. He is the narrator of the Governor General’s Literary Award-winning book , which was shortlisted for CBC Canada Reads. He spends his time between Toronto and Winnipeg.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4
Editorial Review

For "Coyote Sings to the Moon": A brilliant book. King’s Coyote is part traditional trickster and part 1950s greaser …

— Quill & Quire

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