Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies

Illustrated by Harriet Peck Taylor

About The Book

This delightful retelling of a Native American folktale is “a satisfying selection, creatively designed, with beautiful pictures and striking imagery” (School Library Journal).

Coyote is used to playing tricks, but in this tale, the tables are turned.

Stopping to take a quick nap by the big salty lake where he’s supposed to bring home salt for cooking, Coyote’s discovered by some mischievous butterflies. Playing their own trick, they carry Coyote home without his salt. Coyote is completely confused—until the third time when Coyote wakes up at home with his salt and discovers the butterflies have been having a bit of fun.

About The Author

Harriet Peck Taylor is an award-winning author, illustrator, and artist who lives in Boulder, Colorado. She received a BFA in Fine Art and a BA in Education from the University of Colorado in 1977. She began her career in fine art and continues to work as a professional artist. Her work is in public and private collections throughout the world. You can visit her at HarrietPeckTaylor.com.

About The Illustrator

Harriet Peck Taylor is an award-winning author, illustrator, and artist who lives in Boulder, Colorado. She received a BFA in Fine Art and a BA in Education from the University of Colorado in 1977. She began her career in fine art and continues to work as a professional artist. Her work is in public and private collections throughout the world. You can visit her at HarrietPeckTaylor.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 10, 2015)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481439169
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD810L

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