Jabuti the Tortoise

Jabuti the Tortoise

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Of all the animals in the rain forest, Jabuti was the favorite. His shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet.
But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks Jabuti sometimes played. His song reminded Tapir of being tricked, Jaguar of being fooled, and time and again it reminded Vulture that he had no song at all. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly Jabuti there . . . all the while plotting a trick of his own.
Gerald McDermott makes myths new again for readers of all ages, using language as vibrant and colorful as his bold illustrations. Jabuti is an unusual tale of a trickster's fall from grace, and of how creation can sometimes come from chaos.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 237.24 x 287.78 x 9.14mm | 417.3g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152004963
  • 9780152004965

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About Gerald McDermott

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 world. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors; his extensive and influential body of work includes six popular picture books focusing on the trickster motif. Devoted to oral tradition and the transformative power of mythology, he was the first Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and served as a consultant on mythology in education. www.geraldmcdermott.com
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4 38% (83)
3 36% (79)
2 4% (9)
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