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Folktales Latin American


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The Fisherman and the Turtle
The Fisherman and the Turtle
by Eric A Kimmel
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In the days of the Aztecs, a fisherman and his wife live in a hut by the sea. One day, the fisherman captures a green turtle, a god in disguise. The turtle grants him a wish in exchange for being released. The fisherman asks simply for four fishes. When... (read more)

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Dona Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
Dona Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
by Pat Mora
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Doña Flor is a giant lady who lives in a tiny village in the American Southwest. Popular with her neighbors, she lets the children use her flowers as trumpets and her leftover tortillas as rafts. Flor loves to read, too, and she can often be found... (read more)

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Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale
Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale
by Robert D San Souci
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"Little Gold Star" is a Spanish-American retelling of the familiar Cinderella story of a kind girl who is mistreated by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. In this version, the Virgin Mary replaces the traditional fairy godmother. Full-color... (read more)

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The Great Canoe: A Karina Legend
The Great Canoe: A Karina Legend
by Maria Elena Maggi
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A long time ago, Kaputano, dweller of the heavens, warned that a great rain was coming. He urged the Karinas to help him build a canoe and gather seeds and animals, but only four couples agreed to help. Soon, the rains covered even the tallest trees... (read more)

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Sergio and the Hurricane
Sergio and the Hurricane
by Alexandra Wallner
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In Puerto Rico, a little boy and his village experience the drama and destruction of a hurricane Sergio lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is usually sunny and peaceful, but one day the sky grows dark and the ocean gets choppy. A hurricane is... (read more)

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Pot That Juan Built
Pot That Juan Built
by Nanc Andrews Goebel
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Juan Quezada creates pots in the traditional style of the Casas Grandes people. This real-life story relays how Juan's pioneering work has changed a poor village into a prosperous community.... (read more)

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Mama God, Papa God: A Caribbean Tale
Mama God, Papa God: A Caribbean Tale
by Richa Keens Douglas
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This creation tale portrays Mama God and Papa God talking together as they add new elements to heaven. With love and laughter, Papa God creates the first man and Mama God the first woman. Each new creation fills them with delight until they agree the... (read more)

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Whiskers, Tails & Wings: Animal Folk Tales from Mexico
Whiskers, Tails & Wings: Animal Folk Tales from Mexico
by Judy Goldman
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Judy Goldman is the author of many childrens books, both in English and in Spanish, including DE ASTUTOS, TRAGONES Y MORDELONES, illustrated by Juan Gedovius (Editorial Norma, 2011); SAPO Y YUKU—UN CUENTO YAQUI, illustrated by Arno Avil&... (read more)

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Fiestas
Fiestas
by Jose Luis Orozco
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Carefully crafted for both Spanish and English audiences, this radiant bilingual collection (a follow-up to the highly successful De Colores and Diez Deditos) includes over twenty holiday songs and rhymes gathered from Spanish-speaking countries. The... (read more)

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Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
by Gerald Mcdermott
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Of all the animals in the rain forest, Jabutí was the favorite. His shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet. But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks Jabutí sometimes played... (read more)

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Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
by Gerald Mcdermott
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Jabutí's shell was smooth and shiny, and the songs he played on his flute were sweet. But his music was a reminder, too, of the mischievous pranks Jabutí sometimes played. When a concert takes place in heaven, Vulture offers to fly Jabut... (read more)

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The Legend of Mexicatl
The Legend of Mexicatl
by Jo Harper
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In this enchanting story of how Mexico got its name, its flag, and its capital city, the young Mexicatl is chosen to lead his people. He has a vision that tells him to search for "a place of harmony", and he learns the hard lessons of leadership along... (read more)

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Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest: Stories and Illustrations
Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest: Stories and Illustrations
by Alfred Avila
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SPECTERS that haunt the rivers and woods, hidden treasure, headless goblins, a wild phantasmagoria of gore and grizzle...all here for the first time in English to delight audiences of all ages, but particularly young adult readers. Alfred Avila's... (read more)

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The fifth and final sun :an ancient aztec myth of the sun's origin
The fifth and final sun :an ancient aztec myth of the sun's origin
by C Shana Greger
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Back in the earliest memories of the world, the God of the Night ruled the skies, but his reign as sun was ended by the jealousy of the God of the Wind. The ancient gods' struggle for supremacy raged for ages, until the creation, by sacrifice of the... (read more)

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Pedro & the Monkey
Pedro & the Monkey
by Robert San Souci
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In this Filipino trickster tale, Pedro finally catches the monkey that has been stealing his corn. But when the wily thief begs for his release, the kindhearted farmer sets him free. In return, the monkey tells Pedro that he will arrange for the poor... (read more)

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Creation of the Sun & the Moon
Creation of the Sun & the Moon
by B Traven
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A beautiful Mexican legend of a young Indian hero who saves man kind by rekindling the sun after it's been extinguished by the spirits of evil by the author of The Treasure of Sierra Madre.... (read more)

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Flame of Peace a Tale of the Aztecs
Flame of Peace a Tale of the Aztecs
by Deborah Lattimore
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The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
by Tony Johnston
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Hummingbird King: A Guatemalan Legend
Hummingbird King: A Guatemalan Legend
by Argentina Palacios
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Juan Bobo & the Pig: A Puerto Rican Folktale
Juan Bobo & the Pig: A Puerto Rican Folktale
by Felix Pitre
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