The Fox and the Stork

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Fox thinks he’s very smart when he plays a trick on Stork, but Stork outfoxes Fox--and shows him that a friend who tricks another is no friend at all. Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott retells a familiar trickster tale, bringing warmth and humor to the story that readers young and old will enjoy.

A retelling of the La Fontaine fable in which a stork finds a way to outwit the fox that tricked ...

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Fox thinks he’s very smart when he plays a trick on Stork, but Stork outfoxes Fox--and shows him that a friend who tricks another is no friend at all. Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott retells a familiar trickster tale, bringing warmth and humor to the story that readers young and old will enjoy.

A retelling of the La Fontaine fable in which a stork finds a way to outwit the fox that tricked him.

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Caldecott medallist McDermott, best known for his retelling of myths and folktales (Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest, Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Tale, and Musicians of the Sun), has retold a La Fontaine fable. FoX invites Stork for dinner, but serves the food in a manner that makes it impossible for Stork to eat. Greedy FoX eats it all. The tables are turned the neXt night when Stork invites FoX to dinner. FoX goes hungry and learns his lesson. The message is gently told and the illustrations are a delight. The emotions of each are clearly evident and especially those of FoXhis selfsatisfaction and eventual contrition. A good beginning reader. A level 2 reader (grades 12) in the "Green Light Reader" series. 1999, Harcourt, $10.95 and $3.95. Ages 6 to 8. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot <%ISBN%> 0152023437
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152048372
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Green Light Readers Level 2 Series
  • Edition description: 1-Simul
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 620,068
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

GERALD MCDERMOTT (1941-2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator of books for children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and a lifelong artist, he began his career as an animated filmmaker before moving into the creation of children's books based on storytelling traditions from around the world. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors; his extensive and influential body of work includes six popular picture books focusing on the trickster motif. Devoted to oral tradition and the transformative power of mythology, he was the first Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and served as a consultant on mythology in education. www.geraldmcdermott.com

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