The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston

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Colorful folk art and Spanish phrases spice up the beloved Oaxaco Mexican folktale about the incorrigible Rabbit, who always gets the best of Coyote. By the creators of The Quilt Story.
 

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness. Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.
 
Published May 12, 1994 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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The folklore of Mexico inspires this impressive collaboration by the talented creators of The Badger and the Magic Fan and Pages of Music . After clever Rabbit sneaks into a field one evening and feas

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Not since Frog and Toad has there been so fetching a pair of friends as Tom and Dom, iguana brothers living south of the border.

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The folklore of Mexico inspires this impressive collaboration by the talented creators of The Badger and the Magic Fan and Pages of Music .

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