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Groundwood Books

A Coyote Solstice Tale

Written by Thomas King • Illustrated by Gary Clement

For kids 5 - 8 years old | Published December 02, 2014 | ISBN 9781554982585
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American

Cover of A Coyote Solstice Tale

Regular price $14.95 CAD

64 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

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

Thomas King is an author and Professor of English at the University of Guelph, teaching Native Literature and Creative Writing.

Gary Clement

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
...splendid satirical romp, with an equally splendid profusion of watercolour illustrations by the inimitable Gary Clement...
  • Winner American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Book, 2010
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