Zomo the Rabbit

Zomo the Rabbit

A Trickster Tale from West Africa

By Gerald McDermott; Tim Peck (Editor)

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780152999674, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1992

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-illustrator and the creator of numerous award-winning books and animated films for children. Winner of the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors for his picture books, he was also a consultant to the Joseph Campbell Foundation on mythology in education.His acclaimed series of trickster tales consists ofRaven (a Caldecott Honor Book), Zomo the Rabbit, Coyote, Jabuti, Pig-Boy, and Monkey, eachof which drawsfrom the folktale traditions of a different part of the world.www.geraldmcdermott.com