A Coyote Columbus Story

byThomas KingIllustratorKent Monkman

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.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

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 Cher...
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Title:A Coyote Columbus Story
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10.69 X 8.5 X 0.13 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.69 X 8.5 X 0.13 in
Published:September 1, 2007
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:6 - 8
ISBN - 13:9780888998309

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