Coyote In Love: The Story Of Crater Lake by Mindy DwyerCoyote In Love: The Story Of Crater Lake by Mindy Dwyer

Coyote In Love: The Story Of Crater Lake

byMindy Dwyer

Paperback | May 1, 2014

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In many Native American stories of creation, Coyote proudly takes his place as the ultimate trickster, the mischievous hero whose lessons may even include painful lessons for the unwary. Mindy Dwyer’s retelling of a Northwest coyote legend allows readers young and old to meet that same colorful and wily creature, but this time made vulnerable himself by love.
As the author and illustrator sums things up,Coyote in Loveis “a tale of love and the way things came to be.” Children will be entranced as they hear of the antics of Coyote as he sings to the heavens in pursuit of the love of a star. They’ll also learn from the “Old Ones” how a lake with never-ending depth and the bluest waters—Oregon’s Crate Lake—was formed by a flood of tears from heartbroken Coyote. This appealing legend is matched by the bright, whimsical watercolor images of Coyote.
Dwyer is an award winning author/illustrator.
Title:Coyote In Love: The Story Of Crater LakeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.37 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882409972

ISBN - 13:9780882409979


Read from the Book

Coyote climbed and climbed and climbed until he got to the mountain top. His view from up there was a sunset, freshly painted. The sky colors melted and dripped behind the edge of the earth, and then the afterglow gave light for a long time, making him sleepy. Coyote was so tired, but he didn’t want to miss the beautiful star.

Editorial Reviews

“This is a cute story, but we won’t stop there talking about this book. Many of the children’s books that are from or about the Native American culture deal with folklore and relationships between mankind and the animals. Many of the same animals are characters in various cross-cultural accounts, such as eagle, raven, fish, frog, and our friend coyote. This story takes coyote on his mischievous adventure as his love for blue star. Eventually rejected, his fall creates the crater hole and his tears fill the hole, known today as Crater Lake. This story will be well liked by children in the Pacific Northwest who are familiar with Crater Lake, especially those who have visited. The cultural accuracy of portraying an important Native American folklore hold true with the story’s retelling.” —ChildLit Wiki