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Chukfi Rabbit's big, bad bellyache : a trickster tale / told by Greg Rodgers ; illustrated by Leslie Stall Widener.

Rodgers, Greg. (Author). Widener, Leslie Stall, (illustrator.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library JE ROD (Text) 39206020979389 J Picture Book - Stories Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library JE ROD (Text) 39206020994396 J Picture Book - Stories Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781935955269 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1935955268 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781935955276 (paper)
  • ISBN: 1935955276 (paper)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume unpaged ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, 2014.

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"Silly kids, tricks are for rabbits! Chukfi Rabbit, that is. The laziest-and hungriest-trickster rabbit there is!Deep in Choctaw Country Chukfi Rabbit is figuring out some way to avoid work at all costs. When Bear, Turtle, Fox, and Beaver agree on an everybody-work-together day to build Ms. Possum a new house, Chukfi Rabbit says he's too busy to help. Until he hears there will be a feast to eat after the work is done: cornbread biscuits, grape dumplings, tanchi labona (a delicious Choctaw corn stew), and best of all, fresh, homemade butter! So while everyone else helps build the house, Chukfi helps himself to all that yummy butter! The furry fiend! But this greedy trickster will soon learn that being this lazy is hard work! A classic trickster tale in the Choctaw tradition.Greg Rodgers is a storyteller and writer. He is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and often tells traditional and contemporary Choctaw stories at schools, libraries, festivals, and tribal events throughout the country. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Illinois, Urbana.Leslie Widener, born and raised in Oklahoma, now lives in North Texas in a one hundred-year old farmhouse with her husband, also an illustrator. When she was a child, she explored every inch of her grandparents' Oklahoma farm, an allotment her grandmother received for her Choctaw ancestry. Leslie's latest book, a collaboration with her sister, is an illustrated history of fashion"-- Provided by publisher.
Bear, Turtle, Fox, and Beaver agree to build Ms. Possum a new house, but Chukfi Rabbit says he is too busy to help until he hears there will be a Chocktaw feast afterwards and helps himself to a treat while the work is being done.
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AD630L Lexile
Decoding demand: 72 (high) Semantic demand: 81 (very high) Syntactic demand: 87 (very high) Structure demand: 86 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Choctaw Indians > Folklore.
Rabbit (Legendary character) > Legends.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Values & Virtues.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits.

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