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Papagayo the parrot spends his days soaring through the skies and playing in the jungle. His raucous cries disturb the sleeping night creatures, who don't have any interest in Papagayo's games. But when the ferocious moon-dog appears in the night sky and, bite by bite, begins to devour the moon, the terrified night creatures are helpless. Only Papagayo knows how to save the moon, and the night creatures learn that Papagayo is a good friend to have - even if he is a bit NOISY.

An internationally known author and illustrator, Gerald McDermott has created numerous books and animated films for children. His rare ability to evoke the power of myth through simple language and brilliant art has earned him many honors, including a Caldecott Medal for "Arrow to the Sun" and a Caldecot Honor for "Anansi the Spider." An original tale, "Papagayo the Mischief Maker" features a traditional trickster hero of the Amazon rain forest.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 229 x 279 x 3.05mm | 195.04g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152594647
  • 9780152594640
  • 485,856

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.
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