Iktomi Loses His Eyes

Iktomi Loses His Eyes

by Paul Goble
     
 

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It was a trick that a trickster like Iktomi couldn't possibly resist. A mysterious man showed him how to send his eyes up to the top of a fence post and then summon them back to his face. Remember, " the man warned him, "not more than four times a day, or something bad will happen." But did Iktomi listen? Does Iktomi ever listen?

Sure to be greeted with howls of

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It was a trick that a trickster like Iktomi couldn't possibly resist. A mysterious man showed him how to send his eyes up to the top of a fence post and then summon them back to his face. Remember, " the man warned him, "not more than four times a day, or something bad will happen." But did Iktomi listen? Does Iktomi ever listen?

Sure to be greeted with howls of delight from his countless fans, the legendary scoundrel of the Plains Indians returns, as outrageous as ever, in his seventh uproarious adventure.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5 The infamous Lakota trickster is once again on the losing end of a trick. Iktomi watches as a man commands his eyes to leave his head and then calls them back. The mysterious stranger tells Iktomi the secret of his trick but warns him never to do it more than four times in one day. Naturally, Iktomi must show off his new skill to his friends and does so once too often. When he finds that he can't retrieve his eyes, he stumbles about until he convinces Buffalo and Mouse to each give him one eye. Unfortunately, these replacements don't provide the vision and perspective needed to maneuver in the human world. As in Goble's previous titles about this legendary rascal, this book operates on many levels. It is an amusing trickster tale as well as a symbolic story about limited perception and understanding. Historical elements about Plains Indian life are juxtaposed with contemporary objects and attitudes. Varied typography delineates the story's narration from Iktomi's thoughts and ongoing comments meant to elicit responses from listeners. Different fonts and crisp, colorful artwork create an attractive book. Fans of Goble's unique narrative and visual style won't be disappointed with the latest account of Iktomi's outlandish antics. Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531332009
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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