Iktomi And The Coyote

Iktomi And The Coyote The prairie dogs think they have a friend in Iktomi Ikto however has other ideas When his ego leads him to make a winner takes all bet with Coyote Iktomi soon discovers that he is not the only one

  • Title: Iktomi And The Coyote
  • Author: Paul Goble
  • ISBN: 9780531301081
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The prairie dogs think they have a friend in Iktomi Ikto, however, has other ideas When his ego leads him to make a winner takes all bet with Coyote, Iktomi soon discovers that he is not the only one with a trick or two up his sleeve.

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    About " Paul Goble "

  • Paul Goble

    Paul Goble was an award winning author and illustrator of children s books He has won both the Caldecott Medal and The Library of Congress Children s Book of the Year Award.He gave his entire collection of original illustrations to the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, South Dakota.Goble, a native of England, studied at the Central School of Art in London He became a United States citizen in 1984 Goble s life long fascination with Native Americans of the plains began during his childhood when he became intrigued with their spirituality and culture.His illustrations accurately depict Native American clothing, customs and surroundings in brilliant color and detail Goble researched ancient stories and retold them for his young audiences in a manner sympathetic to Native American ways.Goble lived with his wife in Rapid City, SD.

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  • Iktomi and the Coyote: a Plains Indian Story told and illustrated by Paul Goble. The book starts off with a About Iktomi. The trickster’s name in Lakota is Iktomi, meaning spider. Iktomi is clever but untrustworthy. In this story he meets Coyote also equally clever and untrustworthy. The story is about how Iktomi tricks some prairie dogs into being his dinner, Coyote then tricks Iktomi and all the prairie dogs become Coyotes dinner. This book was a little over the top for me. In the Note for t [...]


  • Mommy's review from 11/23/11 - This is hard for me to rate because the story, for the most part is worth three stars to me. The illustrations hindered the story for me though.A small thing I didn't like was the little phrases around Iktomi ('my moccasins', 'I AM a real chief', etc. That bothered me because I didn't see the reason for it.I wasn't keen on Iktomi carrying around Goble's other Iktomi books - that was over the top for me because again, I didn't see the reasoning behind it. (Beyond pr [...]


  • In this book, a Native American named Ikotmi tricks a bunch of prairie dogs into getting in a warm little fire. Only, they get trapped and he won’t help them get out, so they end up getting cooked. Just as he was getting ready to eat them a coyote comes up and asks if he may have a few, and Ikotmi says no way. They end up agreeing that who ever could run around the mountain the fastest would get to eat all the prairie dogs and the loser gets none. Being the coyote is injured Ikotmi knows he wi [...]


  • I like the story but the little print distracted from the story. There is an author's note about that before the story starts but I was distracted by them anyway. I always like his art work.


  • The book starts off with a About Iktomi. The trickster’s name in Lakota is Iktomi, meaning spider. Iktomi is clever but untrustworthy. In this story he meets Coyote also equally clever and untrustworthy. The story is about how Iktomi tricks some prairie dogs into being his dinner, Coyote then tricks Iktomi and all the prairie dogs become Coyotes dinner. This book would be useful for a Native American storytelling unit!


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