Doctor Coyote by John Bierhorst
A Native American Aesop's Fable (Aladdin Picture Books)

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When the Spaniards came to the New World, they brought a copy of Aesop's fables. Aztec scribes translated the book into their own language and made Coyote, a central figure in Native American folktales, the main character. John Bierhorst, a renowned translator of Native American literature, retells these stories, never before published in English. Wendy Watson's evocative illustrations capture the lively spirit of Coyote's adventures. Full color.

About John Bierhorst

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John Bierhorst's many books on Latin American folklore & mythology include "The Mythology of South America", "The Mythology of Norther America" & "The Mythology of Mexico & Central America". A specialist in the language & literature of the Aztecs, he is the author of a Nahuatal-English dictionary & the translator of Cantares Mexicanos. He served as editorial advisor for the Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literature; editorial associate for The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces; & editorial consultant for the Encyclopedia of North American Indians. He lives in West Shokan, New York. Robert Andrew Parker has illustrated more than seventy books for children, including THE HATMAKER'S SIGHN (Orchard Books) and, most recently, SLEDS ON BOSTON COMMON (Simon & Schuster). His POP CORN AND MA GOODNESS was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Parker lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut.
Published August 1, 1996 by Aladdin Publishing Company.
Genres: History, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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It is unusual for this distinguished editor, who has brought us many fine tales and myths from Amerindian culture, to do a picture book.

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PW called this retelling of 20 Aesop's fables, as interpreted by 16th-century Aztecs, ""an interesting and valuable effort."" Ages 7-10.

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