Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India

Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India

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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. "
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 231.14 x 281.94 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 0152165967
  • 9780152165963
  • 765,082

About Gerald McDermott

GERALD MCDERMOTT (1941-2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustratorof books for children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and a lifelong artist, hebegan his career asan 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. "
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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"" Praise for PIG-BOY: "The boldly colored art is dynamic and reflects both the humor of the sprightly text and the author/illustrator's background as an animator in its visual pacing. The tale itself has just enough folkloric elements to convey action, character and setting without bogging down in detail." --"Kirkus Reviews" "The lovely gouache-and-colored pencil artwork creates such nuanced texture that you nearly expect Pig-Boy's hide to feel fuzzy." --"Booklist" Awards for Gerald McDermott: Caldecott Medal, Arrow to the SunCaldecott Honor, Anansi the SpiderCaldecott Honor, RavenBoston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award, Raven
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257 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 20% (52)
4 39% (101)
3 35% (89)
2 4% (11)
1 2% (4)
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