Trick of the Tale: A Collection of Trickster Tales (Hardcover)

A Collection of Trickster Tales

By John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews, Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator)

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

John and Caitlin Matthews have written more than seventy books, including children's storybooks about knights, princesses, ghosts, giants, and wizards from Celtic, Arthurian, shamanic, and other traditions. They live in Oxford, England.

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.