The Race of Toad and Deer by Pat MoraThe Race of Toad and Deer by Pat Mora

The Race of Toad and Deer

byPat MoraIllustratorDomi

Hardcover | September 1, 2001

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Pat Mora and Domi have created a poetic adaptation of the Maya version of the much-loved fable of the tortoise and the hare.The arrogant deer who boasts of his strength and speed is finally challenged to a race by the wily toad. While all the wondrous animals of the jungle -- jaguar, tapir, armadillo and toucan -- gather around to watch, the toad makes a plan. He may not be as large as Venado, but he is very clever and has many friends to help him.

In the end, Sapo defeats the deer, proving the value of brain over brawn. This version of the story was passed down by Don Fernado Tesucun, a Maya-Itzaj man who worked on the excavations of the ruins of Tikal.

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Pat Mora is one of the most important American writers for children to have come from the Latino tradition. She is the award-winning author of numerous children's books, including The Night the Moon Fell / La noche que se cayó la luna and The Race of Toad and Deer / La carrera del sapo y el venado, both illustrated by Domi. Founder of ...
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Title:The Race of Toad and DeerFormat:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888994346

ISBN - 13:9780888994349

Appropriate for ages: 2

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