Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American South West and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American South West on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest [Paperback]

Gerald McDermott
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
List Price: CDN$ 9.00
Price: CDN$ 8.55 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 0.45 (5%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Tuesday, October 28? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $5.61  
Hardcover CDN $14.56  
Paperback CDN $8.55  
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

Feb. 1 2001
"Alive with terror, charm, and mystery." -- Madeleine Blais, author of Uphill Walkers

When Catherine Reid returned to the Berkshires to live after decades away, she became fascinated by another recent arrival: the eastern coyote. This tenacious species, which shares some lineage with the wolf, exhibits remarkable adaptability and awe-inspiring survival skills. Coyotes have been spotted in nearly every habitable area available, including urban streets, Central Park, and suburban backyards.

Settling into an old farmhouse with her partner, Reid felt compelled to learn more about this outlaw animal. Her beautifully grounded memoir interweaves personal and natural history to comment on one of the most dramatic wildlife stories of our time. With great appreciation for this scrappy outsider and the ecological concerns its presence brings to light, Reid suggests that we all need to forge a new relationship with this uncannily intelligent species in our midst.

"A captivating read, worthy of joining the pantheon of literary ecological writing." -- Booklist

"Enlightening . . . a heartfelt, often poetic case for coexistence between humans and the wild." -- Publishers Weekly

"Graceful, intimate, and vibrant prose . . . an important, beautiful book." -- Jane Brox, author of Clearing Land

Catherine Reid is a naturalist, teacher, editor, and poet. She lives in an old farmhouse in western Massachusetts.

Frequently Bought Together

Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest + Zomo The Rabbit + Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
Price For All Three: CDN$ 26.84


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

This "splendid" adaptation of a Zuni folktale, PW said, is "perfectly paced for an amusing read-aloud, with illustrations that are equally accomplished." Ages 4-8. (May)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-A short, uncomplicated story in which Coyote decides he wants to fly with the crows. They humor him, give him feathers, and tolerate his offkey singing and out-of-step dancing, until he begins to boast and order them about. Then, as Coyote struggles in midair, they take back their feathers one by one and he plummets to earth. His tail catches fire, and he tumbles into the dirt. To this day he is the color of dust and his tail has a burnt, black tip. The full-page illustrations, executed in gouache, colored pencil, and pastels, are brilliantly colored, with bold patterns, angular forms, and orange backgrounds. Children will enjoy the visual portrayal of Coyote, who is blue, vain, eager, and heedless of consequences, and they will laugh at the pictures of the various troubles he gets himself into at the start of the book. Although the art communicates Coyote's vivid personality, the story is not as charming as some of McDermott's other trickster tales. There is less cleverness, humor, and buoyancy, and more antagonism, in this story. Coyote is a troublemaker, of course, but his antics often make readers laugh. Also, he seems less fully realized than some of the author's previous characters. Still, the book provides an introduction to an important folklore character and is strikingly illustrated. There are no notes on the story's source, but McDermott does provide a note on Coyote and refers to the people of the Pueblo of Zuni as excelling in telling Coyote tales.
Marilyn Iarusso, New York Public Library
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
"Oh, if only I could fly," said Cayote. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book about a funny coyote! March 29 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I like it because when the Coyote meets some birds he wants to fly with, all the birds give him one of their right feathers, but he didn't balance. So they each gave him left feathers, but he still didn't balance. And the reason he didn't balance was because he needed one left feather and one right feather. - AMD, Age 7.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  18 reviews
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book about a funny coyote! March 29 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I like it because when the Coyote meets some birds he wants to fly with, all the birds give him one of their right feathers, but he didn't balance. So they each gave him left feathers, but he still didn't balance. And the reason he didn't balance was because he needed one left feather and one right feather. - AMD, Age 7.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars life with coyote June 3 2008
By Monica South - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
"Them that takes cakes
Which the Parsee-man bakes
Makes dreadful mistakes."

R. Kipling

As a child I learned many things from Mr Kipling about how to (and not to) behave in this world. I adored those tales and lessons.

A few months ago my son chose Coyote on an outing to the local bookstore. He and I thoroughly enjoyed learning vicariously through Coyote. In fact, Coyote quickly became his most requested book. Last week as we were driving we saw a beautiful coyote dodge across the road. "Doggie!" my son announced proudly. "Coyote!" I corrected. It took a minute to figure out the rest of the resulting monologue but I quickly gathered that my soon was thrilled to see that Coyote's tail was indeed burnt black as pitch from his fall.

Excellent graphics, clever story. 5 stars.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coyote is like me! Dec 25 2010
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Review by 7 year old niece (posted as written):

Coyote gotted into lots of mischif just like me. He was blue like my ears. He liked how the crows chanted and danced and flew. He wanted to do this to. I would also. It looks like fun.

They were mean and teased him by making him think he could fly iffn they stucked feathers in him. He fell. He got covered in dust and was never blue again! Poor Coyote. His tale tip got burned so it is still black too!
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars - a review of "Coyote: A Trickster of the American Southwest" Aug. 25 2009
By aa-Pam - Published on Amazon.com
This is one of those books that I like but that my own two children --currently 6 and 8 years of age-- aren't getting into.

Darn-it! I like it. The artwork is bright and quirky and funny, and I really like the tone that the author sets. It sounds like a fable, and unlike some fables and pseudo-fables that I have read, Gerald McDermott has managed to make a story that's interesting and that doesn't talk down to it's audience.

Never-the-less, I have to voice my children's opinions and they weren't enthusiastic. Go figure. Perhaps they'll like it when they are older.

The Accelerated Reading Level is given as 2.6.

The Interest Level is said to be K thru 3rd Grade (although I do wonder if perhaps it might be wrong and the book might interest older children more.)

Pam T~
mom and reviewer at BooksforKids-Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Coyote wants to fly! Oct. 21 2006
By M. Escamilla - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My son ([...] years old) enjoys a lot this funny story about the silliness of the coyote and the tricky birds. We read it often and have a little song for the dancing of the craws.
The design makes it easy for children eyes to understand the story without words.
Another lovely book from Gerald McDermott, but not as good as Zomo The Rabbit or Papagayo. These are really great!!
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback