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Awards

The Aesop Prize 2001
American Folklore Society Editor's Choice 2001

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Deep in the lush Mexican forests, amidst the tall mountains and the rushing rivers, dwells a great goddess. Her broad torso bends to form the sky and her legs rise to become the valleys and deserts. She is the earth, the land of Mexico, and if you listen closely, you will hear her calling "tengo hambre, tengo hambre," for she is always hungry.

Gifted storyteller Mary-Joan Gerson draws from Mexico's rich cultural traditions, including tales from the Mayan, Mixtec and Yaqui peoples to create an authentic collection that reflects the many faces of Mexico's heroines. And Maya Christina Gonzalez's vibrant paintings brilliantly capture the spark behind the stories, and the noble dignity of these eight extraordinary women.

A collection that will be enjoyed time and time again, this is truly a fiesta — for the eyes, the spirit and the heart.

Review:

"Vibrant illustrations in the tradition of each culture, and attractive borders that unify each tale, bring these women to life." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Gonzalez's primitive acrylic paintings are strong and vigorous, and their riotous use of color enhances the stories tremendously. This is a highly successful melding of story and pictures." School Library Journal

About the Author

Gerson grew up on the ethnically diverse Lower East Side of New York City, attended Cornell University, and later earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University, where she now directs family therapy training. She has made many trips to the cultural centers of Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841488073
Subtitle:
Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktale
Retold:
Gerson, Mary-Joan
Retold:
Gerson, Mary-Joan
Author:
Gerson, Mary-Joan
Author:
Gonzalez, Maya Christina
Publisher:
Barefoot Books
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Edition Description:
Wyd (PT
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10.04x8.58x.28 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Children's » Folk Tales » Latin American
Children's » Picture Books » Folktales » Latin American
Children's » Picture Books » General Legends

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Product details 64 pages Barefoot Books - English 9781841488073 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Vibrant illustrations in the tradition of each culture, and attractive borders that unify each tale, bring these women to life." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Gonzalez's primitive acrylic paintings are strong and vigorous, and their riotous use of color enhances the stories tremendously. This is a highly successful melding of story and pictures."
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