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Folk Wisdom of Mexico

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Proverbs make truth into poetry, and the folk sayings of Mexico capture its wisdom, spirit, and vibrant life. Folk Wisdom of Mexicoa steady backlist seller, now with a fresh new covergathers the most delightful and enduring of these sayingsdichosin a vividly illustrated bilingual collection. Striking a perfect balance between laughter and love, fatalism and faith, these sayings offer much to celebrate and learn. Annika Maria Nelson's dramatic woodblock prints bring the proverbs gloriously to life, and a foreword by renowned poet Gary Soto helps illuminate the lasting appeal these sayings have in Mexican culture both north and south of the border. Warm and insightful, the playful and sage advice of Folk Wisdom of Mexico is sure to both awaken and entertain.

Synopsis:

With a delightful mixture of laughter and love, fatalism and faith, the proverbs of Mexico capture the wisdom, spirit, and experience of a complex and colorful country. Over 100 authentic sayings — or dichos — are presented in this charming bilingual assortment. Compiled by a former writer for the Mexico City News, illustrated with dramatic artwork, and including a foreword by Gary Soto, the noted Chicano poet, this wise and wonderful collection will entertain, inform, and enchant readers both north and south of the border.

About the Author

Gary Soto is one of today's most celebrated Chicano writers. He has received the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and his New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811805131
Subtitle:
Proverbios y dichos Mexicanos
Foreword:
Nelson, Annika Maria
Illustrator:
Nelson, Annika Marie
Foreword:
Soto, Gary
Author:
Soto, Gary
Author:
Sellers, Jeff M.
Author:
Soto, Gary
Author:
Nelson, Annika Maria
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Proverbs
Subject:
Proverbs, Mexican. .
Subject:
General Social Science
Series Volume:
11-68
Publication Date:
20050111
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 80 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811805131 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With a delightful mixture of laughter and love, fatalism and faith, the proverbs of Mexico capture the wisdom, spirit, and experience of a complex and colorful country. Over 100 authentic sayings — or dichos — are presented in this charming bilingual assortment. Compiled by a former writer for the Mexico City News, illustrated with dramatic artwork, and including a foreword by Gary Soto, the noted Chicano poet, this wise and wonderful collection will entertain, inform, and enchant readers both north and south of the border.
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