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Raccoon's last race : a traditional Abenaki story

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 11 of 13 copies
Available (11)
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB BRUCHAC Joseph
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Folk & Fairytale j E99.A13.B79 2004
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Collection  Children's Folk & Fairytale
 
Call Number  j E99.A13.B79 2004
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Folk & Fairytale j E99.A13.B79 2004
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Collection  Children's Folk & Fairytale
 
Call Number  j E99.A13.B79 2004
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Folk & Fairytale j FICTION Raccoon's
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Folk & Fairytale j E99.A13.B79 2004
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Folk & Fairytale
 
Call Number  j E99.A13.B79 2004
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Children's Folk & Fairytale j FICTION Raccoon's
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Collection  Children's Folk & Fairytale
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Folk & Fairytale j FICTION Raccoon's
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Collection  Children's Folk & Fairytale
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea BRUCHAC
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J 398.208997 B83 PIC
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Bru
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Folklore And Fairy Tales FFT NA RACOON
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Collection  Folklore And Fairy Tales
 
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Summary
The team behind How Chipmunk Got His Stripes retells an Abenaki fable that warns against arrogance and honors the importance of keeping your promises.
 
Azban the Raccoon loves to race on his long legs. He is the fastest of all the animals, but he's also the most conceited, mocking everyone with his speed. When the other animals grow tired of his attitude, Azban chooses Big Rock as his next opponent. Busy taunting instead of running, he trips, and Big Rock flattens him. Only the ants will help stretch him out again—as long as he promises to be their friend. But will a trickster like Azban keep his word?
 
This clever and funny reimagining of a traditional story is for fans of Ed Young's Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China and David Wiesner's The Three Pigs .


“Lively, clever, and authentic."— Kirkus

“The text reads aloud smoothly and keeps the action moving quickly. A strong addition to picture-book collections."— School Library Journal

 
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Father and son writing team Joseph and James Bruchac return with their third folktale, Raccoon's Last Race, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. Here, long-limbed, speedy raccoon taunts his rivals as he easily outruns them. But when he has an accident, he gets his just deserts because of his ungracious nature. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Abenaki Indians -- Folklore.
Raccoon -- Folklore.
Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2004
Contributors Bruchac, James.
Aruego, Jose.
Dewey, Ariane.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
ISBN 9780803729773
0803729774
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