Coyote fights the sun book cover

Coyote Fights the Sun
Mary J. Carpelan
Heyday books, Berkley, CA 2002

pages: 24

Grade:  K +

 Rating:  Good




Coyote Fights the Sun is a Shasta tale of how Coyote thinks sun has betrayed him, and how places of significance to the local tribes got their markings or names.  Pastel water colors illustrate Coyotes adventures or mis-adventures, and the broken English is reminiscent of oral stories told by some elders.


Wintu Tribe
Shasta Tribal Information