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The Bird Who Cleans the World: And Other Mayan Fables

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Publisher Comments:

A collection of Mayan folktales deals with themes of creation, nature, mutual respect, and ethnic relations and conflicts.

Synopsis:

The Bird Who Cleans the World and other Mayan Fables is collection of Jakaltek Mayan folktales, first told to the author by his mother and the elders of his Guatemalan village. They deal with the themes of creation, nature, mutual respect, and ethnic relations and conflicts. Told here for the first time in English and illustrated with Mayan images, these stories and fables speak eloquently of an ancient culture, at once preserving its history and recreating its tradition. 
 

About the Author

Victor Montejo holds the position of Professor in Native American Studies at UC Davis. 

Wallace Kaufman is a writer and translator who currently resides in Oregon.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface

Introduction

The Bird Who Cleans the World

From Mouse to Bat

The Affair of the Horns

How the Serpent was Born

The First Monkeys

Sometimes Right Is Repaid with Wrong

The Disobedient Child

The Tail of the Dog

The Toad and the Buzzard

The Toad and the Crab

The Proof of the Mice

Laziness Should Not Rule Us

Advice from a Jackass

Who Cuts the Trees Cuts His Own Life

The Ungrateful Alligator

The Little Boy Who Talked with Birds

The Child Who Saw Visions

The Snail and the Minnow

The Curious Mice

The Work of the Mosquito

The War of the Wasps

The Kibng of the Animals

The Loudmouth and Death

The Hen and the Frog

The Man and the Buzzard

The Vulture and the Sparrow Hawk

The Buzzard and the Dove 

The Possum and the Jaguar

The Lazy Man

The Great Jaguar

The Skunk and the Rabbit

The Old Ones' Friendship: The Dog, the Jaguar, and the Coyote

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9781880684030
Translator:
Kaufman, Wallace
Introduction:
Kaufman, Wallace
Translator:
Kaufman, Wallace
Introduction by:
Burns, Allen F.
Introduction:
Burns, Allen F.
Author:
Burns, Allen F.
Author:
Allen F.
Author:
Burns
Author:
Montejo, Victor
Publisher:
Curbstone Press
Location:
Willimantic, CT :
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Animals -- Folklore.
Subject:
Jacalteca Indians.
Subject:
Jacalteca Indians -- Legends.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
1214-E
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9 x 5.9 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , The Bird Who Cleans the World and other Mayan Fables is collection of Jakaltek Mayan folktales, first told to the author by his mother and the elders of his Guatemalan village. They deal with the themes of creation, nature, mutual respect, and ethnic relations and conflicts. Told here for the first time in English and illustrated with Mayan images, these stories and fables speak eloquently of an ancient culture, at once preserving its history and recreating its tradition. 
 
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