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  • ISBN: 0152046682
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2004.

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Summary, etc.: Pinduli, a young striped hyena, is hurt by the unkind words of Dog, Lion, and Zebra, but her clever trick in return promotes her clan's survival and spreads harmony throughout the savannah. Includes backmatter notes about hyenas and other animals of the African savannah.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2004 September #1
    Gr. 1-3. Cannon, best known as the author/illustrator of Stellaluna (1993), here introduces Pinduli, a little hyena who lives in East Africa. One afternoon, Pinduli encounters a pack of wild dogs that make fun of her ears, a bald lion that calls her fur a "prickly fringe," and a zebra that criticizes the haziness of her stripes. After transforming her "flaws" as best she can, Pinduli inadvertently tricks these animals into thinking that she is the "Great Spirit." They confess their misdeeds and agree to make amends. Children will find Pinduli's hurt feelings understandable and her quick thinking admirable. The artwork, executed in colored pencils and acrylics, uses a restrained palette in the large pictures depicting the main story on the right-hand pages. On the left, below the text, a series of small ink drawings create a visual counterpoint by showing what Pinduli's mother is doing while events unfold. A four-page endnote discusses the various species of hyenas and their characteristics. Though a bit purposeful, the story may give teachers and parents a starting point for discussing insults. ((Reviewed September 1, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JANELL CANNON is the award-winning author and illustrator of picture books about unappreciated and fascinating creatures, including Crickwing, Verdi, and the beloved bestseller Stellaluna. She lives in Southern California.

Subject: Kindness Fiction
Individuality Fiction
Tricksters Fiction
Hyenas Fiction
Savanna animals Fiction
Hyenas Juvenile fiction
Savanna animals Juvenile fiction
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