How Rabbit Lost His Tail by Ann Tompert

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One moonlit night when the world was young, Rabbit danced in a grove of willow trees, nibbling twigs from a raspberry bush and dreaming of the coming spring. Rabbit's tail flowed out behind him, for in those days it was long and thick like Squirrel's tail is today. In How Rabbit Lost His Tail, based on a Seneca legend, Ann Tompert's playful text and Jacqueline Chwast's elegant illustrations tell the story of Rabbit's embarrassing loss long ago in the magic of a woodland spring.

About Ann Tompert

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Tompert is a full time writer. Michael Garlandwas inspired to write "King Puck" when he visited the beautiful Irish town of Killorglin. (He was also inspired by the heavenly Killorglin Golf Club!) He has illustrated several enchanting picture books, including James Patterson's "Santakid" and his own "The Mouse Before Christmas". Most recently, he illustrated Gloria Estefan's "The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog" and "Noelle's Treasure Tale". Michael Garland lives in Patterson, New York, with his wife and three children. He hopes to visit Ireland again very soon. Michael Garland es un autor y artista ganador de diversos premios y escritor de numerosos best sellers. Ha ilustrado mAs de veinte libros para niNos, uno de los cuales es "Las MAgicas y Misteriosas Aventuras de una Bulldog Llamada Noelle", por Gloria Estefan. TambiEn ilustrO santakid, por James Patterson.
Published February 1, 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Snow begins to fall, and ``it seemed to Rabbit that the faster he raced around the willow tree, the faster and thicker the snow fell.'' Exhausted, he falls asleep on a willow branch and doesn't wake up until spring, when he discovers that without snow, he is stranded high above the ground.

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Finally Rabbit musters the courage, but his tail catches in the tree and from that day on, he and ""all members of Rabbit's tribe had little stubby tails"" while willow trees sport fuzzy tails in the spring.

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