About this book
A Coyote Solstice Tale
Thomas King • Gary Clement
Winner of the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Awards, Best Picture Book.
Trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a festive solstice get-together in the woods when a little girl comes by unexpectedly. She leads the party-goers through the snowy woods to a shopping mall -- a place they have never seen before.
Coyote gleefully shops with abandon, only to discover that fi lling your shopping cart with goodies is not quite the same thing as actually paying for them. The trickster is tricked and goes back to his cabin in the woods -- somewhat subdued -- though nothing can keep Coyote down for long.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
About the Creators
Thomas King is an author and Professor of English at the University of Guelph, teaching Native Literature and Creative Writing.
Gary Clement is an author and illustrator of children's books and the editorial cartoonist for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.
Awards and Praise
- Winner American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Book, 2010