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Coyote (Legendary character)

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Works: 361 works in 633 publications in 4 languages and 40,150 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Legends  Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Stories in rhyme  Fantasy fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Classifications: PZ8.P2818, E
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Publications about Coyote (Legendary character)
Most widely held works about Coyote (Legendary character)
    Coyote : a trickster tale from the American Southwest by Gerald McDermott( Book )
    14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,172 libraries worldwide
    Coyote, who has a nose for trouble, insists that the crows teach him how to fly, but the experience ends in disaster for him
    Tortuga in trouble by Ann Whitford Paul( Book )
    2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,120 libraries worldwide
    When Tortuga arrives at Abuela's house to bring her supper, Abula looks suspiciously like Coyote. Includes a glossary of Spanish words used
    Coyote steals the blanket : a Ute tale by Janet Stevens( Book )
    3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,808 libraries worldwide
    Coyote receives his comeuppance when he tries to take something that does not belong to him. In this amusing Indian legend, a rock chases a coyote after the animal steals a blanket that had covered it
    The tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston( Book )
    9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,637 libraries worldwide
    Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon
    Green grass, running water by Thomas King( Book )
    18 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
    When Medicine River was published in 1990, the New York Times said of Thomas King, "He knows his territory. His first novel is economical, precise, and elegant." Now King returns with his totally fresh voice - carefully controlled, yet without artifice - to present a complex web of character, myth, folklore, and contemporary and universal experience. Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians in the town of Blossom and its nearby reserve, whose
    Coyote blue by Christopher Moore( Book )
    12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
    A Los Angeles insurance salesman who is an Indian turns to an Indian ghost to help him find a missing girlfriend. The ghost, Old Man Coyote of Indian lore, appears to him as a coyote, a raven and a mosquito
    Doctor Coyote : a Native American Aesop's fables by John Bierhorst( Book )
    4 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
    Coyote is featured in each of these Aztec interpretations of Aesop's fables. The illustrations are set in the twentieth century
    Fire race : a Karuk coyote tale about how fire came to the people by Jonathan London( Book )
    4 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
    With the help of other animals, wise old coyote manages to acquire fire from the wicked yellow jacket sisters
    Old bag of bones : a coyote tale by Janet Stevens( Book )
    1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
    Coyote learns that age brings wisdom, respect, and experience
    Coyote places the stars by Harriet Peck Taylor( Book )
    5 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
    Coyote arranges the stars in the shapes of his animal friends
    The fire bringer; a Paiute Indian legend by Margaret Hodges( Book )
    1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 824 libraries worldwide
    Retells the Paiute legend of the way the Coyote helped an Indian boy bring fire to his tribe
    A coyote reader by William Bright( Book )
    4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
    A collection of stories and poems from both traditional Native American tales and modern American writing that show Coyote in roles that range from a divine archetype to an outlaw
    Giving birth to Thunder, sleeping with his daughter : Coyote builds North America by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )
    11 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and German and held by 750 libraries worldwide
    Prankster, warrior, seducer, fool & ndash; Old Man Coyote is the most enduring legend in Native American culture. Crafty and cagey & ndash; often the victim of his own magical intrigues and lusty appetites & ndash; he created the earth and man, scrambled the stars and first brought fire ... and death. Barry Lopez & ndash; National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams and recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for his bestselling masterwork Of Wolves and Men & ndash; has collected sixty-eight tales from forty-two tribes, and brings to life a timeless myth that abounds with sly wit, erotic adventure, and rueful wisdom
    Ma'ii and cousin Horned Toad : a traditional Navajo story by Shonto Begay( Book )
    1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
    A lazy, conniving coyote habitually takes advantage of his animal cousins until his cousin, Horned Toad, teaches him a lesson he never forgets
    Coyote stories by Mourning Dove( Book )
    14 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 684 libraries worldwide
    A powerful force and yet the butt of humor, the coyote figure runs through the folklore of many American Indian tribes. He can be held up as a "terrible example" of conduct, a model of what not to do, and yet admired for a careless. anarchistic energy that suggests unlimited possibilities. Mourning Dove, an Okanagan, knew him well from the legends handed down by her people. She preserved them for posterity in Coyote Stories, originally published in 1933. Here is Coyote, the trickster, the selfish individualist, the imitator, the protean character who indifferently puts the finishing touches on a world soon to receive human beings. And here is Mole, his long-suffering wife, and all the other Animal People, including Fox, Chipmunk, Owl-Woman, Rattlesnake, Grizzly Bear, Porcupine, and Chickadee. Here it is revealed why Skunk's tail is black and white, why Spider has such long legs, why Badger is so humble, and why Mosquito bites people. These entertaining, psychologically compelling stories will be welcomed by a wide spectrum of readers
    A Coyote solstice tale by Thomas King( Book )
    2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
    After a little girl, who is dressed like a reindeer, crashes Coyote's solstice party, she brings them to a mall where Coyote has fun shopping--until he realizes he needs to pay for everything
    Lord of the animals : a Miwok Indian creation myth by Fiona French( Book )
    4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
    The story of man's creation from the Miwok Indian tradition of coastal California
    Tornado Slim and the magic cowboy hat by Bryan Langdo( Book )
    2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
    The coyote asks a cowboy named Tornado Slim to deliver a letter to the sheriff of Fire Gulch City, and as Slim embarks on his journey, wearing the special hat given to him by the coyote, disaster strikes
    Indigenous storywork : educating the heart, mind, body, and spirit by Jo-Ann Archibald( Book )
    7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
    "Indigenous oral narratives are an important source for, and component of, Coast Salish knowledge systems. Stories are not only to be recounted and passed down; they are also intended as tools for teaching." "Jo-ann Archibald worked closely with Elders and storytellers, who shared both traditional and personal life-experience stories, in order to develop ways of bringing storytelling into educational contexts. Indigenous Storywork is the result of this research and it demonstrates how stories have the power to educate and heal the heart, mind, body, and spirit. It builds on the seven principles of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, and synergy that form a framework for understanding the characteristics of stories, appreciating the process of storytelling, establishing in holistic meaning-making."--BOOK JACKET
    Coyote anthropology by Roy Wagner( Book )
    6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
    Coyote Anthropology shatters anthropology's vaunted theories of practice and offers a radical and comprehensive alternative for the new century. Building on his seminal contributions to symbolic analysis, Roy Wagner repositions anthropology at the heart of the creation of meaning - in terms of what it perceives, how it goes about representing its subjects, and how it understands and legitimizes itself. Of particular concern is that meaning is comprehended and created through a complex and continually unfolding process predicated on 'what is not there' - the unspoken, the unheard, the unknown - as much as on what is there. Such powerful absences, described by Wagner as 'anti-twins', are crucial for the invention of cultures and any discipline that proposes to study them. As revealed through conversations between Wagner and Coyote, his anti-twin, a coyote anthropology should be as much concerned with absence as with presence in cultures if it is to depict accurately the dynamic and creative worlds of others. Furthermore, Wagner suggests that anthropologists not only be aware of what informs and conditions their discipline but also understand the range of necessary exclusions that permit anthropology to do what it does. Sly and enticing, probing and startling, Coyote Anthropology beckons anthropologists to draw closer to the centre of all things, known and unknown
 
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