Borreguita and the Coyote : A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico
What's a little lamb to do about a fierce coyote that wants to eat
her? Why, trick him, of course...and and trick him again...and trick him
one more time! Here's a lively retelling of a Mexican folk tale by master
story teller Verna Aardema, illustrated in bold, winning colors by Petra
The Emerald Lizard: Fifteen Latin American Tales to Tell in English and Spanish
A retelling in English and Spanish of fifteen traditional tales
from a variety of Latin American countries.
De oro y esmeraldas: mitos, leyendas y cuentos popules de latinoamérica
Entre las tribus de indios que habitaban las islas conocidas como Puerto
Rico, la Espanola (Haiti y la Republica Dominicana), Cuba, Jamaica y las
Bahamas se encontraban los tainos...
The Llama's Secret : A Peruvian Legend Legends of the World)
A Peruvian rendition of the Great Flood story, in which a
llama warns the people and animals to seek shelter on Huillcacato
to avoid the rising sea, Mamacocha.
Jade and Iron: Latin American Tales from Two Cultures
Subtitled, "Latin American Tales from Two Cultures"
this anthology is guaranteed to captivate young minds. Part One contains
mythic tales from the native inhabitants explaining how the world came to
be. There are warriors and princesses who turn into towering volcanoes, an
opossum who steals fire for mankind, and a giant worm who drinks a river
so people can find fish. Part Two contains stories from the Europeans who
came to the New World and is about people's relationships with each other
and with nature. There's a mysterious woman magician who escapes from jail
on a flying boat, horses the color of rainbows, and a jungle creature who
enchants a young girl.
Jabut¡ the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
Another installment in Gerald McDermott's wise and whimsical trickster
series, Jabutí the Tortoise tells the tale of the Amazon jungle's
shiny-shelled mischief-maker. Although Jabutí doesn't come across
as the most clever trickster around in this particular retelling...
The Hummingbird King : A Guatemalan Legend (Legends of the World)
A young chief who had been protected by a hummingbird is killed by
his jealous uncle and then transformed into a quetzal, symbol of freedom.
The Magic Bean Tree : A Legend from Argentina
This lush collection of twelve traditional Latin American tales
brings the history and culture of thirteen countries into a vivid new
perspective. Readers will have a unique glimpse of the early indigenous
cultures, and of the literature that later blossomed with the blending of
the Spanish and Native cultures.
Senor Cat's Romance
The Boy Who Wouldn't Obey : A Mayan Legend
The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth From Puerto Rico
Tio Conejo: (Uncle Rabbit) and Other Latin American Trickster Tales
Folk Tales from Chile (Library of Folklore)
The Sea Serpent's Daughter: A Brazilian Legend (Legends of the World)
Relates the traditional Brazilian legend of how the Sea
Serpent's gift of darkness to his daughter brings night to the people of
the rain forest.
The Dancing Turtle: A Folktale from Brazil
Picture Tales from Mexico
Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys
The stories in this collection curdle with the creepy and crawling
characters of traditional folklore. These stories brim with the
supernatural: the mysterious disappearance of children who made deals with
duendes, evil trolls who live inside the walls of our houses; the ghostly
specter of La Llorona who floats along the creek bed, howling, "¡Ay,
mis hijos!"; witches that turn into great white owls; a severed hand
that hurtles across floors and catches a death grip; and even the Devil
himself harvesting wayward souls.
The Witch's Face: A Mexican Tale
Un lazo a la luna: una leyenda peruana / Moon Rope: A Peruvian Folktale
Golden Tales : Myths and Legends from Latin America
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