Trick of the Tale: A Collection of Trickster Tales (Hardcover)
A Collection of Trickster Tales
Candlewick, 9780763636463, 96pp.
Publication Date: May 13, 2008
Celebrate the slyest trickster tales from around the world in a lavish volume that gives a well-loved story tradition its rightful due.
Enter (carefully) the world of the tricksters, those wily creatures who lie their way out of trouble, cheat when they get a chance, and devise elaborate tricks to get what they want —- with delightfully unpredictable results. This truly diverse, elegantly illustrated collection follows such clever characters as Anansi, Coyote, Brer Rabbit, and others who play a role in a multicultural array of storytelling traditions, from African to Inuit to European, Tibetan to Native American to Japanese.
About the Author
Tomislav Tomic's black-and-white engravings were featured in the national bestseller WIZARDOLOGY, and his illustrations have also appeared in books, on numerous book covers, and in magazines. He lives in Zagreb, Croatia.