Jackalope

Jackalope

Book - 2003
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Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, c2003.
ISBN: 9780152167363
0152167366
Branch Call Number: j P STORIES STEVENS
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Crummel, Susan Stevens

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I am captivated by the storytelling of Jackalope Lamat Kelly, also known as Jack or Jaq. The short stories and flash fiction in Jackalope by Denise Low feature the Indigenous-centered, anthropomorphic and playful excursions of one inter-gender cryptid. These tales are based on the long-lived legend of a hybrid offspring from a jackrabbit mating with a pronghorn ("antelope"), but with… (more)


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LPL_ShirleyB Jan 14, 2019

Bless everyones' fairy godrabbit!
I had hopes this book would resonate with the classic jackalope of Western American legend or even better if it had relevance to Indigenous mythologies, but instead this is a tale told in rhyming-silly prose about a jackrabbit who wishes to be noticed, even fea... Read More »


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LPL_ShirleyB Jan 14, 2019

Bless everyones' fairy godrabbit!
I had hopes this book would resonate with the classic jackalope of Western American legend or even better if it had relevance to Indigenous mythologies, but instead this is a tale told in rhyming-silly prose about a jackrabbit who wishes to be noticed, even feared. This is a parable about self-acceptance & honesty. The story includes a coyote sort of foil or trickster, but in this version the jackalope's legend is limited to it's origin from a pronghorn ("antelope") and jackrabbit pairing.

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