A Coyote Columbus Story

byThomas KingIllustratorKent Monkman

Paperback | September 1, 2007

A Coyote Columbus Story by Thomas King
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A retelling of the Christopher Columbus story from a Native point of view turns this tale on its ear! Coyote, the trickster, creates the world and all the creatures in it. She is able to control all events to her advantage until a funny-looking red-haired man named Columbus changes her plans. He is unimpressed by the wealth of moose, turtles and beavers in Coyote's land. Instead he is interested in the human beings he can take to sell in Spain.

Thomas King uses a bag of literary tricks to shatter the stereotypes surrounding Columbus's voyages. In doing so, he invites children to laugh with him at the crazy antics of Coyote, who unwittingly allows Columbus to bring about the downfall of her human friends. And he makes the point that history is influenced by the culture of the reporter.

Thomas King has written several highly acclaimed children's books. A Coyote Solstice Tale, illustrated by Gary Clement, won the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book and A Coyote Columbus Story, illustrated by William Kent Monkman, was a Governor General's Award finalist.King, who is of Cherok...
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Title:A Coyote Columbus StoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.69 X 8.5 X 0.13 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.69 X 8.5 X 0.13 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888998309

ISBN - 13:9780888998309

Appropriate for ages: 5

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