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Coyote Moon
by Maria Gianferrari and Bagram Ibatoulline


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"A howl in the night. "
" "
"A watchful eye in the darkness."
" "
"A flutter of movement among the trees. "
" "
"Coyotes."

In the dark of the night, a mother coyote stalks prey to feed her hungry pups. Her hunt takes her through a suburban town, where she encounters a mouse, a rabbit, a flock of angry geese, and finally an unsuspecting turkey on the library lawn.  Read more...


 
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More About Coyote Moon by Maria Gianferrari; Bagram Ibatoulline
 
 
 
Overview

"A howl in the night. "
" "
"A watchful eye in the darkness."
" "
"A flutter of movement among the trees. "
" "
"Coyotes."

In the dark of the night, a mother coyote stalks prey to feed her hungry pups. Her hunt takes her through a suburban town, where she encounters a mouse, a rabbit, a flock of angry geese, and finally an unsuspecting turkey on the library lawn.

POUNCE

Perhaps Coyote's family won't go hungry today.

This title has Common Core connections.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781626720411
  • ISBN-10: 162672041X
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Wolves & Coyotes
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Ecosystems

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Quietly poetic text and show-stopping artwork create a tense account of a coyote's nocturnal search for food. Gianferrari (the Penny & Jelly books) instantly establishes an atmospheric setting, opening as "Coyote wakes in her den,/ a hollowed-out pine in a cemetery." Ibatoulline's paintings, always impressive, are downright astonishing in this book. He opts for a worm's-eye view in this opening scene, showing Coyote padding along as tombstones loom beside scraggly pines, moonlight filtering eerily through cloud cover. Paying near-photographic attention to the modulating light as daybreak approaches, as well as Coyote's feathery fur and the suburban neighborhood she prowls, Ibatoulline (A Little Women Christmas) follows the predator's failed attempts to secure a mouse, rabbit, and geese eggs—including a dramatic, startling "pounce!" scene—before finally capturing a turkey to feed her family. Structured like verse, Gianferrari's crisp sentences are simultaneously graceful and matter-of-fact in their observations ("Coyote threads through rusty reeds"), and a closing section of "coyote facts" goes into greater detail about how and where the canines live. Ages 4–8. Author's agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary. Illustrator's agency: Gallt and Zacker Literary. (July)

 
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