Christmas with a Lakota trick! A traditional Native American character gets a modern update in this charming Christmas tale On Christmas Eve, Coyote wants to find some people to trick out of a hot meal. Sneaky Coyote is known in the Native American tradition as the Trickster. He knows that theres one character people cant refuse on Christmas Eve: Santa Claus! Using straw for a jolly belly and wool for his Santas beard, the Trickster fools a family into welcoming him to their Christmas meal. But just when he thinks hes gotten away with his ruse, taking their food and leaving the family with nothing, hes foiled by a strange occurrence. Could it be a Christmas miracle? Coyotes antics, beautifully told and illustrated by S. D. Nelson, will delight readers, and his eventual comeuppance just in time for Christmas makes this a perfect holiday tale.