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Red Ridin' in the Hood Red Ridin' in the Hood: And Other Cuentos and Other Cuentos

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Famous tales refashioned in Latin American settings

Eleven classic tales are retold with an injection of Latino culture, providing a twist on the traditional forms while sustaining a freshness all their own. The title story, "Red Ridin' in the Hood," moves the setting to the barrio, where Red decides to brave dangerous Forest Street in order to reach her abuelita and encounters the menacing wolf in a thumping Chevy lowrider. Some stories are set in the Mexican countryside; in "Belleza y La Bestia," the beautiful heroine is a defender of the Revolution and teaches the beast about the righteousness of the freedom fighters. "El Día de los Muertos," a retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, takes place in the time of the Aztecs and casts Orpheus as the feather-maker Nochehuatl.

These and the other cuentos in this book are further brought to life by abundant illustrations, by turns comical and poignant.

Synopsis:

Eleven classic tales are retold with an injection of Latino culture, providing a twist on the traditional forms while sustaining a freshness all their own. Includes retellings of "Little Red Riding Hood" and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as a glossary.

About the Author

Patricia Santos Marcantonio lives in Twin Falls, Idaho. This is her first book.

Renato Alarcao has illustrated many books published in Brazil. He lives in Rio de Janeiro.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374362416
ill.:
Alarcäao, Renato,
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Illustrator:
Alarcao, Renato
Author:
Marcantonio, Patricia Santos
Author:
Alarcao, Renato
Author:
Alarco, Renato
Author:
Marcantonio, Patricia
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Humorous Retelling
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Folklore/Country
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 169
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white illustrations a
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.32 x 7.74 x 0.645 in
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Eleven classic tales are retold with an injection of Latino culture, providing a twist on the traditional forms while sustaining a freshness all their own. Includes retellings of "Little Red Riding Hood" and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as a glossary.
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