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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Coyote's New Suit

by (author) Thomas King

illustrated by Johnny Wales

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2004
Humorous Stories, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
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Coyote’s back, and he’s stirring up trouble again?or is he?
Coyote loves his soft, toasty-brown suit?at least until Raven hints that it might not be the finest in the forest. Suddenly, Coyote is noticing suits wherever he looks: Bear’s is certainly impressive, Porcupine’s is sporty, Raccoon’s is positively chic, and Skunk’s is perfect for formal occasions. No one would mind if he borrowed them for awhile, would they?
Soon, the forest is in an uproar. With their suits missing and nothing to wear, the animals don’t know what to do?until Raven makes an unusual suggestion. When the situation threatens to get completely out of hand, only Raven can set things right.
Fans of Thomas King’s Coyote Sings to the Moon will delight in this rollicking new tale of Coyote’s adventures in the animal world. Inspired by the rich folklore of Native cultures, Coyote’s New Suit offers a wise, witty and entertaining look at the consequences of wanting more than you need.

About the authors

Thomas King, who is of Cherokee and Greek descent, is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and photographer. His first novel, Medicine River, won several awards, including the PEN/Josephine Miles Award and the Writers Guild of Alberta Award, and was shortlisted for the 1991 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. It was also made into a CBC television movie. Green Grass, Running Water, his second novel, was shortlisted for the 1993 Governor General's Award and won the 1994 Canadian Authors Award for fiction. His highly praised short story collection, One Good Story, That One, was a Canadian bestseller, and his collection of Massey Lectures, The Truth About Stories, won the 2003 Trillium Book Award. He has also written three acclaimed children's books: A Coyote Columbus Story, Coyote Sings to the Moon, and Coyote's New Suit. Thomas King lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is an Associate Professor of English (teaching Native literature and creative writing) at the University of Guelph.

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Johnny wales has illustrated several books for children, including Gruntle Piggle Takes Off by Jean Little, Noguchi the Samuri, by Burt Konzak, and The Toronto Story, by claire Mackay. A native Torontonian, Wales and his wife currently live in Japan.

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