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Old Coyote (Paperback)

Author:  Nancy C./ Grafe Wood Illustrator: Max Grafe  Max Grafe
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763615447
ISBN-13: 9780763615444
Sku: 36345651
Publish Date: 7/1/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10.25H x 9L x 0.5T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  8 to 11
Old Coyote's muzzle is turning white, and his steps are slow. It's been a long, full life, and he's grateful for it. But could it be time for him to take one last journey? With simple beauty, Wood tells a loving story about a wise creature's last day. Full color.
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Offers a touching tale about the cycle of life and making an effort to say good-bye as Old Coyote prepares for his departure from this life while reminiscing warmly about his younger years that had been filled with raising pups, chasing rabbits, and howling at the moon from the mountain tops.
Old Coyote is about to die. He's "as old as coyotes get," and as he painfully hobbles across the desert he remembers when "his howl was so loud that even the earthworms up on the mountain could hear it." He communes with Mrs. Coyote one last time and bids farewell to his animal friends before slowly ascending a mountain, aware that he's "forgotten where he left his dreams." Muted impressionistic mixed-media illustrations accompany the text.


Kirkus Reviews
"The journey's measured pace allows children time to figure out what's coming, and to get used to the idea; the view of death as transformation rather than loss may provide some comfort." 07/15/2004
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