The Coyote Road by Ellen DatlowThe Coyote Road by Ellen Datlow

The Coyote Road

byEllen Datlow, Terri Windling

Paperback | January 8, 2009

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In the same spirit as My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, twenty-six incredible authors regale us with stories of trickster myths from around the world.

Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature. Twenty-six authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world—each surprising, engrossing, and thought provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess.
 
The Coyote Road, like its companions The Green Man (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Faery Reel (a World Fantasy Award Finalist), is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantasy fiction.


"This excellent collection is bound to find an audience among experienced readers of the genre but is attractive to less-able readers, as well, for the short, punchy stories and an always-engaging trickster character."—School Library Journal
Ellen Datlow (ellendatlow.com) lives in New York City. Terri Windling (terriwindling.com) divides her time between Tucson, Arizona, and Devon, England. Charles Vess (greenmanpress.com) lives in Abingdon, Virginia.
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Title:The Coyote RoadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Reader GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142413003

ISBN - 13:9780142413005

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This one deserves a Thesis! A great collection of Trickster Tales from authors of the fantasy world. Some will leave tears, others laughter, and others leave you mulling it around, thinking. It also includes a wonderful list of books for further reading if the love of Trickster Tales catches you! I really enjoyed: "One Odd Shoe" a story about all those lone shoes you see on the side of the road. And "The Fiddler of Bayou Teche", a wonderful retelling of an old tale that brings the Louisiana Creole ways to life. "The Crow Roads" is a tale of hope and wonder in a neighbourhood short on it. "The Evolution of Trickster Tales among the Dogs of North Park after the Change" is a wonderful thought experiment. What would you do, how would your behaviour change if all of the sudden all dogs could talk? Each tale had it's own challenge, which is of course the point of Trickster tales. Challeng the norm, a twist in the thinking, a new way of seeing things, changing the way things are and just how bad a Trickster can be. I love the paths this collection took me down, and the interest in new and different authors is spurred in me. All of Datlow and Windling's anthologies are wonderful and well worth the read. Collectible, even. Can't go wrong, so don't miss out!
Date published: 2009-11-05

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"This excellent collection is bound to find an audience among experienced readers of the genre but is attractive to less-able readers, as well, for the short, punchy stories and an always-engaging trickster character."—School Library Journal