Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon

Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon

by Gerald McDermott

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Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon by Gerald McDermott

Of all the animals in the rain forest, Jabut¡ was the favorite. His shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet.

But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks Jabut¡ sometimes played. His song reminded Tapir of being tricked, Jaguar of being fooled, and time and again it reminded Vulture that he had no song at all. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly Jabut¡ there . all the while plotting a trick of his own.

For nearly three decades, Gerald McDermott has been making myths new again for readers of all ages, using language as vibrant and colorful as his bold illustrations. This newest addition to his award-winning trickster series-his first book in nearly half a decade-is an unusual tale of a trickster's fall from grace, and of how creation can sometimes come from chaos. 11 X 9. Full-color illustrations

Author Biography: Gerald McDermott is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator, and the creator of numerous award-winning books and animated films for children. Winner of the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors, he is also a consultant to the Joseph Campbell Foundation on mythology in education. Mr. McDermott lives in Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152004965
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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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