A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas King

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Wily trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a little solstice get-together in the woods when a little girl comes by unexpectedly. She leads the friends through the snowy woods to the mall — a place they had never seen before. The trickster goes crazy with glee as he shops with abandon, only to discover that filling a shopping cart with goodies is not quite the same thing as actually paying for them. The trickster is tricked and goes back to his cabin in the woods — somewhat subdued — though nothing can keep Coyote down for long. Thomas King is known for his fiction featuring Canada's Native people, while Gary Clement's artwork has appeared in several popular children's books. A Coyote Solstice Tale blends King's brilliant deadpan humor and Clement's evocative watercolors in this witty critique of consumerism and consumption aimed at all ages.
 

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Thomas King is Professor of English at the University of Guelph, teaching Native Literature and Creative Writing. He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Thomas King's father was Cherokee, his mother is Greek, and he is the first CBC Massey Lecturer of Native descent; his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures,The Truth About Stories, won the Trillium Book Award, and his bookA Coyote Solstice Talewon the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book. Gary Clement is an author and illustrator of children's books who won the Governor General's Award forThe Great Poochiniand was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award forJust Stay Put. He has also illustratedA Coyote Solstice Taleby Thomas King andStories from Adam and Eve to Ezekielby Celia Barker Lottridge. He is the editorial cartoonist for theNational Post, and his work has appeared in theNew York Timesand theWall Street Journal. He lives in Toronto where he regularly exhibits his drawings and paintings.
 
Published August 25, 2009 by Groundwood Books. 64 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The girl leads Coyote and his four animal friends to a crowded shopping mall full of crabby shoppers and expensive merchandise.

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