Synopses & Reviews
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.
Proverbs make truth into poetry, and the folk sayings of Mexico capture its wisdom, spirit, and vibrant life. Though these sayings--or "dichos"--have their roots in Spain, they have evolved into distinctly Mexican adages. Young Adult.
About the Author
Jeff M. Sellers has worked as a journalist in Mexico City and in Madrid, Spain. He now lives near Chicago.
Annika Maria Nelson studied printmaking at the University of Vienna in Austria and at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She lives in Southern California.
Gary Soto is a prolific author of books for both adults and children, and one of today's most celebrated Chicano authors. He lives in Berkeley.