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The Corn Woman: Stories and Legends of the Hispanic Southwest (World Folklore)

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Publisher Comments:

The culture, history, and spirit of the Hispanic Southwest are brought to readers through this fascinating collection of 45 cuentos (stories and legends) from the region. From ancient creation myths of the Aztecs and traditional tales of Spanish colonialists to an eclectic sampling of the work of modern Latino storytellers, this book provides a rich tapestry of both obscure and well-loved stories-religious stories; animal tales; stories of magic, transformation, and wisdom; and chistes (short comic tales). Fifteen tales are also presented in Spanish. The origin and historical development of the stories are examined in an introductory chapter. A discussion of dichos (proverbs) and adivinanzas (riddles) illuminates the larger context of the oral tradition in which the tales have flourished. Lavishly illustrated with pictures of original paintings and sculpture by contemporary Latino artists, this fascinating collection will appeal to children and adults alike and is a must for the multicultural class

Book News Annotation:

A collection of 45 cuentos (stories and legends)--religious stories, animal tales, comic tales, and stories of magic, transformation, and wisdom--from the ancient creation myths of the Aztecs and the traditional tales of Spanish colonists to an eclectic sampling of the work of modern Latino storytellers. The author is a practicing storyteller, and incorporates the storytellers art in his retellings. Fifteen of the pieces are also presented in Spanish. Vigil examines the origins and historical development of the stories in an introductory chapter.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The culture, history, and spirit of the Hispanic Southwest are celebrated through 45 fascinating stories and legends from the region. From ancient creation myths of the Aztecs and traditional tales of Spanish colonialists to an eclectic sampling of the work of modern Latino storytellers, this book provides a rich tapestry of both obscure and well-loved stories-religious stories; animal tales; stories of magic, transformation, and wisdom; and chistes (short comic tales). Fifteen tales are also presented in Spanish.

About the Author

ANGEL VIGIL is Chairman of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, Colorado Academy, Denver, Colorado, and an award-winning educator, author, and storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563081941
Subtitle:
Stories and Legends of the Hispanic Southwest
Author:
Vigil, Angel
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Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Location:
Englewood, Colo. :
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Children's Literature - Storytelling
Subject:
Legends -- Southwest, New.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
World folklore series
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19940915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
10.14x7.11x.90 in. 1.80 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Humanities » Mythology » North American

The Corn Woman: Stories and Legends of the Hispanic Southwest (World Folklore)
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"Synopsis" by , The culture, history, and spirit of the Hispanic Southwest are celebrated through 45 fascinating stories and legends from the region. From ancient creation myths of the Aztecs and traditional tales of Spanish colonialists to an eclectic sampling of the work of modern Latino storytellers, this book provides a rich tapestry of both obscure and well-loved stories-religious stories; animal tales; stories of magic, transformation, and wisdom; and chistes (short comic tales). Fifteen tales are also presented in Spanish.
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