Coyote Makes Man by James Sage

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A retelling of a Native American creation myth, illustrated with imaginative full-color collage artwork, recounts how Coyote goes to the other animals for advice on how to make the first human, eventually coming up with a brilliant compromise.

About James Sage

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James Sage is the author of many books for children, including The Little Band, To Sleep, and Sassy Gracie. He lives in the United Kingdom.Russell Ayto has illustrated several books for children including You'll Grow Soon, Alex by Andrea Shavick.
Published January 1, 1994 by Simon & Schuster 1994, First Edition. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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British author Sage (The Little Band, 1991) teams up with newcomer Teckentrup for an amusing interpretation of a Native American creation myth which successfully telescopes many variant versions (fully sourced on the copyright page) into a coherent and captivating whole.

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In the end Coyote makes Man as he sees fit, and all agree that now ``the world is perfect.'' Moving from a fanciful opening to a more serious, affecting conclusion, Sage's (The Little Band) straightforward text seldom rises above the serviceable.

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