Jan Thornhill's
Crow and Fox
And Other Animal Legends
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Awards & Honors
Selected as a White Raven Book, UNESCO International Children's Library, Munich.
Our Choice, The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Description
An exquisite collection of authentic trickster, pourquoi and other traditional animal stories, retold and accompanied by breathtaking illustrations. Each link in the cycle of stories features two animals, one of which leads the reader into the next tale, thus "Elephant and Hare" from India leads to "Hare and Tortoise" from Africa, which leads to "Tortoise and Crane" from China...and so on for a lively trip around the world.

Humorous and evocative, this is a wondrous journey of a book, for adults to read aloud, and for children to discover for themselves.

A map on the last page places the origins of each story and describes the motifs used in the decorative borders.
Reviews
"Crow and Fox is everything a children's book should be: entertaining, educational, funny, interactive, and beautiful."
Books in Canada
"Thornhill's retellings are succinct yet graceful, and are ideal for sharing aloud."
Kirkus Review
"Highly recommended."
Canadian Book Review Annual
Crow & Fox and Other Animal Legends, a children's book of animal stories
Read it!
Look for Crow and Fox in your local library.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Rights available: www.mapletreepress.com
a traditional counting rhyme
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