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Old Bag of Bones by Janet Stevens
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Jun 18, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: picture-book-fiction, picture-book-folktale

Format: 32 pages. Appx. 800 words. Third person, past.

Coyote, old bag of bones and trickster, is dying. Buzzard is ready to strike but also points out the Young Buffalo. Coyote has hope that Buffalo has magic to spare and he asks to be transformed. The Buffalo helps and Coyote becomes so enthused by the change, he tries to convince the other old animals that he has the power to give them youth. Hilarity ensues and Coyote is retuned to his baggy old self. He doesn't lose hope though when, at the end of the book, he sees a young elk.

A retold folktale complete with puns and onomatopoetic punctuations.

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