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The Crying Woman/La Llorona

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ISBN13: 9780826344601
ISBN10: 0826344607
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La Llorona, the Crying Woman, is the legendary creature who haunts rivers, lakes, and lonely roads. Said to seek out children who disobey their parents, she has become a "boogeyman," terrorizing the imaginations of New Mexican children and inspiring them to behave. But there are other lessons her tragic history can demonstrate for children. In Rudolfo Anaya's version Maya, a young woman in ancient Mexico, loses her children to Father Time's cunning. This tragic and informative story serves as an accessible message of mortality for children. La Llorona, deftly translated by Enrique Lamadrid, is familiar and newly informative, while Amy Córdova's rich illustrations illuminate the story. The legend as retold by Anaya, a man as integral to southwest tradition as La Llorona herself, is storytelling anchored in a very human experience. His book helps parents explain to children the reality of death and the loss of loved ones.

Synopsis:

The legend of La Llorona as retold by Rudolfo Anaya is storytelling anchored in a very human experience. His book helps parents explain to children the reality of death and the loss of loved ones.

About the Author

Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. Anaya was presented with the National Medal of Arts for literature in 2001 and his novel Alburquerque Amy Cordova lives in Taos, New Mexico, and is a longtime artist and educator. She has illustrated many children's books and has won several awards for illustration, including the ALA Pura Belpró Award. Enrique R. Lamadrid is a literary folklorist and cultural historian in the University of New Mexico's Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

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lmedina22, March 2, 2012 (view all comments by lmedina22)
I feel this book helps us give chaildren the understanding of old folktales. It helps them understand that not everything is real, but then again you never know. It makes them think.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780826344601
Author:
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Author:
Cordova, Amy
Author:
Anaya, Rudolfo
Author:
Lamadrid, Enrique R.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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