Gerald McDermott Jabuti the Tortoise

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Jabuti the Tortoise

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Of all the animals in the rain forest, Jabutí was the favourite. His shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet. But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks Jabutí sometimes played. His song reminded Tapir of being tricked, Jaguar of being fooled, and time and again it reminded Vulture that he had no song at all. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly Jabutí there . . . all the while plotting a trick of his own. Gerald McDermott makes myths new again for readers of all ages, using language as vibrant and colourful as his bold illustrations. Jabutí is an unusual tale of a trickster s fall from grace, and of how creation can sometimes come from chaos

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JabutA­'s shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet. But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks JabutA­ sometimes played. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly JabutA­ there . . . all the while plotting a trick of his own.

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Color springs from the pages . . . Simply written and well paced, this will make an imaginative read-aloud choice for classroom units on the rain forest. --Booklist

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