Jabuta the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon

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By Gerald McDermott
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
Jabuta the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
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Of all the animals in the rain forest, Jabut 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 Jabut 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 Jabut there . . . all the while plotting a trick of his own. For nearly three decades, Gerald McDermott has been making myths new again for readers of all ages, using language as vibrant and colorful as his bold illustrations. This newest addition to his awardwinning trickster serieshis first book in nearly half a decadeis an unusual tale of a tricksters fall from grace, and of how creation can sometimes come from chaos.

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592 words592 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile AD600LLexile AD600L
Published 2001Published 2001

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