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  • 3 stars across 6 books
    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
    29th January 2010

    Jabuti The Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon

    With its shocking-pink jacket and swirls of brilliant designs, McDermott's retelling of this rain forest tale is visuall... More

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    19th November 2014

    Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India

    Monkey is hungry for the delicious mangoes on the island in the river, but he can't swim! How will he get there? Crocodi... More

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    29th January 2010

    Zomo The Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

    Zomo the rabbit, a trickster from West Africa, wants wisdom. But he must accomplish three apparently impossible tasks be... More

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    19th April 1999

    Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest

    One of the most dramatic wildlife stories of our times -- the ever-increasing presence of a wholly new species, literall... More

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