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Coyote Tales

(2017)
A Picture Book by

 
 
Two tales, set in a time "when animals and human beings still talked to each other," display Thomas King's cheeky humor and master storytelling skills. Freshly illustrated and reissued as an early chapter book, these stories are perfect for newly independent readers.

In Coyote Sings to the Moon, Coyote is at first the cause of misfortune. In those days, when the moon was much brighter and closer to the earth, Old Woman and the animals would sing to her each night. Coyote attempts to join them, but his voice is so terrible they beg him to stop. He is crushed and lashes out - who needs Moon anyway? Furious, Moon dives into a pond, plunging the world into darkness. But clever Old Woman comes up with a plan to send Moon back up into the sky and, thanks to Coyote, there she stays.

In Coyote's New Suit, mischievous Raven wreaks havoc when she suggests that Coyote's toasty brown suit is not the finest in the forest, thus prompting him to steal suits belonging to all the other animals. Meanwhile, Raven tells the other animals to borrow clothes from the humans' camp. When Coyote finds that his closet is too full, Raven slyly suggests he hold a yard sale, then sends the human beings (in their underwear) and the animals (in their ill-fitting human clothes) along for the fun. A hilarious illustration of the consequences of wanting more than we need.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Thomas King's Coyote Tales

Hardback Editions

October 2017 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Coyote Tales
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 1-55498-833-0 / 978-1-55498-833-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Coyote Tales
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 1-338-62749-X / 978-1-338-62749-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: scholastic
Availability: Amazon   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Coyote Tales
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Anansi Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Coyote Tales
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Anansi Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Coyote Tales
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Availability: Amazon CA