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How Coyote Stole the Summer

[A Native American Folktale]

How Coyote Stole the Summer
Stephen Krensky By (author)
Kelly Dupre Illustrated by
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Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

5.9 X 8.5 in
48 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology


Brrr! Coyote is always cold! That’s because it’s winter all year long. But Old Woman has something amazing called summer. It’s tied up in a little bag in her tipi. Coyote and his friends Wolf, Moose, Elk, Stag, and Antelope make a plan to steal summer. But when Coyote grabs the bag, Old Woman’s children chase after him. Will his plan work? Will everyone have a chance to share summer’s warmth? Find out what happens in this fast-paced tale!

Author Bio

Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes.

He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Kelly Dupre wanted to share with readers the details of her husband's rare, unlikely encounter with a raven and how it affected his arduous, seemingly impossible journey. She and her husband make their home in Grand Marais, Minnesota, where she is a part-time teacher, as well as a writer and an artist. She has made three trips to Greenland, exploring its west and east coasts and its far northern shores. This is her first book for children.