Format: Print Book 2010
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Teen Graphic Novels GN 741.5 TRICKS
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Brentwood Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL Trickster
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Graphic Novels E98.F6 T73 2010
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Crafton Public Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC F DEMBICKI 2010 CRAFTON 11/20
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2010 Maverick Award winner, 2011 Aesop Prize Winner - Children's folklore section, and a 2011 Eisner Award Nominee. All cultures have tales of the trickster - a crafty creature or being who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. He disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself. In Native American traditions, the trickster takes many forms, from coyote or rabbit to raccoon or raven. The first graphic anthology of Native American trickster tales, Trickster brings together Native American folklore and the world of comics. In Trickster, 24 Native storytellers were paired with 24 comic artists, telling cultural tales from across America. Ranging from serious and dramatic to funny and sometimes downright fiendish, these tales bring tricksters back into popular culture.
Coyote and the pebbles / Dayton Edmonds and Micah Farritor
Raven the trickster / John Active and Jason Copland
Azban and the crayfish / James Bruchac, Joseph Bruchac, and Matt Dembicki
Trickster and the great chief / David Smith and Jerry Carr
Horned toad lady and Coyote / Eldrena Douma and Roy Boney, Jr.
Rabbit and the tug-of-war / Michael Thompson and Jacob Warrenfeltz
Moshup's bridge / Jonathan Perry, Chris Piers, and Scott White
Rabbit's Choctaw tail tale / Tim Tingle and Pat Lewis
The wolf and the mink / Elaine Grinnell and Michelle Silva
The dangerous beaver / Mary Eyley and Jim8ball
Giddy up, Wolfie / Greg Rodgers and Mike Short
How the alligator got his brown, scaly skin / Joyce Bear and Megan Baehr
The Yehasuri : the little wild Indians / Beckee Garris and Andrew Cohen
Waynaboozhoo and the geese / Dan Jones and Michael J. Auger
When Coyote decided to get married / Eirik Thorsgard and Rand Arrington
Puapualenalena, wizard-dog of the Waipi'o Valley / Thomas C. Cummings, Jr. and Paul Zdepski
Ishjinki and Buzzard / Jimm Goodtracks and Dimi Macheras
The bear who stole the Chinook / Jack Gladstone and Evan Keeling
How Wildcat caught a turkey / Joseph Stands with many and Jon Sperry
Espun and Grandfather / John Bear Mitchell and Andy Bennett
Mai and the cliff-dwelling birds / Sunny Dooley and J. Chris Campbell.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This graphic-format collection of Native American tales featuring an old folk favorite the trickster hits an impressive trifecta of achievements. First, it's a wildly successful platform for indie-comic creators and an excellent showcase for their distinctive styles. From David Smith and Jerry Carr's heroic, animation-inspired Trickster and the Great Chief to the Looney Toons zaniness of Rabbit's Chocktaw Tail Tale, by Tim Tingle and Pat Lewis, there's a bit of visual panache here for every taste. Second, this is one of the very infrequent graphic novels to focus on Native American themes and events, a surprising absence that this book along with Shannon and Dean Hale's Calamity Jack (2010) remedies with respect and imagination. Lastly, as Native American folklore is so directly tied to the culture's spirituality, this proves the rare graphic novel that handles such issues without specifically attaching them to standard religious practices. With stories that vary in emotional tone, matching the ever-shifting appearance and character of the trickster himself and the lessons he teaches and learns, this collection is an ideal choice for dipping into over and over. A dandy read for those interested in history, folklore, adventure, humor, or the arts, and a unique contribution to the form.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "These 21 folktales, created by pairing Native storytellers with a variety of artists, feature creatures explaining how things came to be, like islands or stars, or animals playing tricks on one another. Often, the trickster, while trying to take the lazy way, outwits himself, especially when it involves Coyote. In other tales, Raven does whatever people tell him not to do, but ends up with a free meal anyway, and Rabbit tricks some buffalo and wolves and is tricked by Fox into losing his tail. Many of the stories, some of which involve tribespeople as well as animals, are told through captions, as though listening to an elder and envisioning the images he describes. Micah Farritor's art in "Coyote and the Pebbles" and Dembicki's in "Azban (Raccoon) and the Crayfish" are standouts in their animal images. The diverse styles are presented in lavish color in this thick, handsome volume. The short collection of contributor bios at the end is a helpful resource for finding more about the artist's credits or the writer's heritage. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Indians of North America -- Folklore -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Tricksters -- North America -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Tales -- North America -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Golden, CO :Fulcrum Books,2010
Contributors Dembicki, Matt.
Language English
Notes Subtitle on cover: Native American tales : a graphic collection.
Description 231 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781555917241 (pbk.)
1555917240 (pbk.)
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