A Coyote Solstice Tale

A Coyote Solstice Tale

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Wily trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a little solstice get-together in the woods when a little girl comes by unexpectedly. She leads the friends through the snowy woods to the mall -- a place they had never seen before. The trickster goes crazy with glee as he shops with abandon, only to discover that filling a 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. Thomas King is known for his fiction featuring Canada's Native people, while Gary Clement's artwork has appeared in several popular children's books. A Coyote Solstice Tale blends King's brilliant deadpan humor and Clement's evocative watercolors in this witty critique of consumerism and consumption aimed at all ages.
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, ©2009.
ISBN: 9780888999290
0888999291
Branch Call Number: j P CELEBRAT KING T
Characteristics: 64 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Clement, Gary - Illustrator

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modestgoddess
Nov 24, 2020

Great fun, and perfect for the holiday season - non-tradition-specific. Actually doesn't even mention the solstice...but it's obvious we're at the shortest day of the year and the gentle message about rampant consumerism is wonderful. Love Coyote and his friends, and their new "reindeer" friend too - the illustrations are fun and funny (look for the stores "Stuff", "More Stuff", and "Even More Stuff" at the mall). New holiday tradition for me. ❤️

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mclarjh
Sep 25, 2018

Terrific story and illustrations.

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