Monkey

A Trickster Tale from India

By McDermott, Gerald

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ISBN
978-0-15216-596-3
Publisher
Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2011

K-Gr 3—McDermott has chosen well for the sixth and final volume in his trickster series. Monkey's tale, from the Buddhist tradition, is full of irony and attitude. Crocodile wants Monkey's heart, and he is sure he can get it through trickery. When Monkey needs a ride across the river to get mangoes, Crocodile is happy to provide the ride. More than once his weakness for the fruit just about does him in, but he repeatedly prov...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2011

Adding to his oeuvre of picture books about tricksters (Coyote; Raven, rev. 7/93), McDermott now turns to India's Jataka tales for a tale featuring Monkey. Crocodile gets a hankering for monkey heart and persuades Monkey, who is craving mangoes, to climb on his back for a ride across the water to an island where mangoes grow. Out in the water, Crocodile informs Monkey that he pl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Crocodile informs Monkey that he plans to eat his heart. Quick-thinking Monkey replies, "What a pity. I left it up in th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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