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The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote (edition 1998)

by Tony Johnston (Author), Tomie dePaola (Illustrator), Tony Johnston (Author)

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Title:The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
Authors:Tony Johnston (Author)
Other authors:Tomie dePaola (Illustrator), Tony Johnston (Author)
Info:Puffin (1998), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Fantasy, Picture Books
Tags:Fairy Tale, Rebbits, Coyote

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The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston




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  lmeza | Feb 6, 2014 |
Fable of rabbit and coyote. Why coyote howls at the moon. Diverse characters - wise + gullible. I am using it as a lesson plan of asking questions - why would rabbit do that? Showing character development/differentiation of characters.
Use of language - some Spanish words.
  TaraMichael | Sep 30, 2013 |
This is a great book, which introduces children to Spanish without shoving it down their throats. Tony Johnston and Tomi de Paola make a marvelous team. Check out Johnston's "The Iguana Brothers" and "Lorenzo the Naughty Parrot" for more Spanish language treats! I would defiantly read this book to my students. ( )
  gjchauvin504 | Dec 3, 2012 |
The rabbit always messes with the coyote. Everytime the coyote thinks that he is going to eat the rabbit he tricks the coyote. Then the rabbit gets a ladder and jumps on the moon and hides the ladder. That is why the coyote always howls at the moon. ( )
  Gabe77 | Mar 13, 2012 |
An old Mexican legend that involves the rabbit being in or on the moon which is why the coyote always howls at the moon. This story would be good to use in a cultural lesson, since it is an old legend from Mexico. This book can be read to young children and even older children since the story is relatable for all ages and the pictures even have Mexican phrases which would be good for students trying to learn Spanish. ( )
  Eclouse | Jan 29, 2012 |
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One full-moon night, Rabbit found a field of chiles.
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Poor Coyote! How?d he get bonked by a rock-hard fruit underneath the jicara tree? Who tricked him into whacking a wasps? nest with a stick? And why is he always howling at the moon? Because of Rabbit, that?s why! ?A Mexican trickster tale in which wily Rabbit outwits Coyote several times before escaping him permanently by climbing to the moon?which explains why Coyote is wont to howl at it. A book that?s sure to appeal.? ? Kirkus Reviews, pointer review ?This zesty collaboration is sure to be popular with some of dePaola?s finest and most innovative art.? ? Booklist, starred review ?An engaging retelling.?Familiar and funny, yet different and distinctive.? ? School Library Journal Tony Johnston lives in San Marino, California. Tomie dePaola lives in New Hampshire.

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Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon.

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