Zomo the Rabbit
Zomo the Rabbit
A Trickster Tale from West Africa
Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780152999674, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 1992
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Zomo the rabbit, a trickster from West Africa, wants wisdom. But he must accomplish three apparently impossible tasks before Sky God will give him what he wants. Is he clever enough to do as Sky God asks? The tale moves along with the swift concision of a good joke, right down to its satisfying punch line. --Publishers Weekly Wildly exuberant, full of slapstick and mischief, this version of an enduring Nigerian trickster tale, featuring a clever rabbit, is a storyteller's delight. --Booklist
About the Author
GERALD MCDERMOTT (1941-2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustratorof books for children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and a lifelong artist, hebegan his career asan animated filmmaker before moving into the creation of children's books based on storytelling traditions from around the world. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors; his extensive and influential body of work includes six popular picture books focusing on the trickster motif. Devoted to oral tradition and the transformative power of mythology, he was the first Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and served as a consultant on mythology in education. www.geraldmcdermott.com "