The Coyote Road

The Coyote Road

by Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling


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In the same spirit as My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, twenty-six incredible authors regale us with stories of trickster myths from around the world.

Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature. Twenty-six authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world—each surprising, engrossing, and thought provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess.
The Coyote Road, like its companions The Green Man (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Faery Reel (a World Fantasy Award Finalist), is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantasy fiction.

"This excellent collection is bound to find an audience among experienced readers of the genre but is attractive to less-able readers, as well, for the short, punchy stories and an always-engaging trickster character."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142413005
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/08/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 634,363
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Ellen Datlow ( lives in New York City. Terri Windling ( divides her time between Tucson, Arizona, and Devon, England. Charles Vess ( lives in Abingdon, Virginia.

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thioviolight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful, magical read!! I enjoyed every story in this collection, and was delighted to get to know Trickster in so many guises. The myth fascinates me and I'd love to read more about this wily creature. The tales I loved best are "The Constable of Abal" by Kelly Link, "Crow Road" by Charles de Lint, "The Listeners" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and the poignant "The Chamber Music of Animals" by Katherine Vaz.
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