Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McdermottMonkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald Mcdermott

Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India

byGerald Mcdermott

Paperback | November 18, 2014

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Monkey is hungry for the delicious mangoes on the island in the river, but he can't swim! How will he get there? Crocodile offers to carry Monkey across the water on his back, so Monkey hops aboard. Trouble is, Crocodile is hungry, too-for Monkey! Will clever Monkey come up with a way to get the mangoes and escape Crocodile's sharp teeth?Master storyteller and artist Gerald McDermott brings the vibrant colors of India to his telling of this classic trickster tale, which has plenty of cleverness and a sprinkling of mischief.

GERALD MCDERMOTT (1941-2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator of books for children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and a lifelong artist, he began his career as an animated filmmaker before moving into the creation of children's books based on storytelling traditions from around the worl...
Title:Monkey: A Trickster Tale from IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.12 inPublished:November 18, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544339185

ISBN - 13:9780544339187

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Playfully told with succinct text and illustrations, this tale will appeal to a wide audience. It is both simple and sophisticated with subtle and not-so-subtle levels of irony? Once again McDermott proves his visual and storytelling mastery."- School Library Journal, starred review "This is a tightly focused tale with a great payoff; playful, spirited Monkey comes out on top while devious and dimwitted Crocodile is left hungry, and listeners are certain to cheer for the cheeky primate's final victory."- T he Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "