The Coyote Under the Table/El Coyote Debajo de La Mesa

By Joe Hayes; Antonio Castro L. (Illustrator)
Cinco Puntos Press, Hardcover, 9781935955214, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 2011

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Another classic collection of stories from the rich tradition of northern New Mexico, told by master storyteller Joe Hayes.

About the Author
Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers-a nationally recognized teller of tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. His bilingual Spanish-English tellings have earned him a distinctive place among America's storytellers. His bilingual books are used in schools all over the United States. For twenty-six summers Joe has been the resident storyteller at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe. He has shared stories in over 3,000 schools and spoken at educational conferences throughout the country. He has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, and one of his tales was chosen for the book Best Loved Stories Told At The National Storytelling Festival. His first book, The Day It Snowed Tortillas, was published in 1982. It is a collection of some of Joe's favorite Hispanic stories from New Mexico, and has become a regional classic.

Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has lived in the Juarez-El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of childrens' books including PAjaro Verde and Treasure on Gold Street.

Praise For The Coyote Under the Table/El Coyote Debajo de La Mesa

Once again Hayes intrigues and amuses with this charming compilation.” Booklist

"It is impossible to open this book without wanting to finish it, or without laughing!" — Midwest Book Review

Hayes has a perfect storyteller's voice, and the words flow on the page as though children were listening to the tale in person.” School Library Journal

These wise and witty tales continue to repay fresh encounters.” Kirkus Reviews

[R]efreshing depth and humor The tales will delight.” Horn Book

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