The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El dia que nevo tortilla: Folk Tales Retold by Joe Hayes [NOOK Book]

Overview

A Joe Hayes' classic, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hispanic New Mexico folklore.

A collection of classic tales from New Mexico, including "Pedro and Diablo," "La Hormiguita," "La Llorona," and "Juan Camisâon," in both Spanish and English.

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The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El dia que nevo tortilla: Folk Tales Retold by Joe Hayes

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Overview

A Joe Hayes' classic, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hispanic New Mexico folklore.

A collection of classic tales from New Mexico, including "Pedro and Diablo," "La Hormiguita," "La Llorona," and "Juan Camisâon," in both Spanish and English.

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Editorial Reviews

Criticas
Gr 4-6-Recognized as Cinco Puntos's best-selling author, Hayes has written such modern favorites as El Cucuy! A Bogeyman Cuento in English and Spanish (2001); La Llorona: The Weeping Woman (1987); and, most recently, Pajaro verde/The Green Bird (2002). The Day it Snowed Tortillas was originally published in English in the 1980s and has sold almost 40,000 copies. Now available in a bilingual edition with new artwork by Antonio L. Castro, this collection's title story tells the tale of a poor woodcutter and his very clever wife. When the woodcutter comes home with three bags of gold he has found, his wife knows he cannot be trusted to keep the secret. Due out in October, the review will appear in the next issue of Criticas. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This flip-book by Joe Hayes relates ten Spanish folktales in both English and Spanish. A pencil drawing accompanies each story. Though every story has a familiar feel, they all have a distinct Spanish flavor that makes them appealing. For example, in the title story, a man finds a bag of gold, and because his wife is more astute than he is, she keeps her husband from losing the gold. Each story shows the reader the importance of cunning and smart thinking. Though the characters vary in many ways —there are princes, thieves, ghosts, etc. —they all represent universal forms. The wide range of stories offers something enjoyable for everyone. The book also exposes readers to both Spanish and English through its integration of the two languages in the text. Overall, the book is e njoyable and fun. 2003, Cinco Puntos Press, Ages 10 up.
—Alicia Dodson
School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-A master storyteller sets down 10 tales told in New Mexico. In the title story, a clever wife diverts some thieves who are after her dim-witted husband, thus assuring the couple's prosperity. In a cumulative tale, a little ant escapes being stuck forever in the cold under a large snowflake by enlisting help from tiny cousin flea. The stories are well told, rhythmic, and spellbinding, both in English and in the colloquial Spanish. Hayes is a fine translator, and these stories are a testament to his expert execution of this exacting art. The format indicates that the book is designed more for the storyteller than for the reader. A paragraph of English text alternates with the same paragraph in Spanish. This makes for choppy reading, but is a natural and helpful division if the tale is being memorized. Each story begins with a full-page pencil drawing. Photographic in detail, Castro L.'s art extends the stories a bit. Notes to the stories give history as well as the Arne-Thompson numbers for the tale type. Similar in content to Carmen Diana Dearden's Little Book of Latin American Folktales (Groundwood, 2003), Hayes's work is the better told of the two. It could be used alongside Mary-Joan Gerson's excellent Fiesta Femenina (Barefoot, 2001) for a storytime that points out similarities and differences in Mexican and New Mexican folktales. An excellent purchase for storytelling librarians or for schools with storytelling clubs. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"The stories are well told, rhythmic, and spellbinding, both in English and in the colloquial Spanish. Hayes is a fine translator, and these stories are a testament to his expert execution of this exacting art…An excellent purchase for storytelling librarians or for schools with storytelling clubs." —School Library Journal

"The Day it Snowed Tortillas was originally published in English in the 1980s and has sold almost 40,000 copies. Now available in a bilingual edition with new artwork by Antonio L. Castro, this collection's title story tells the tale of a poor woodcutter and his very clever wife." —Críticas

"The wide range of stories offers something enjoyable for everyone. The book also exposes readers to both Spanish and English through its integration of the two languages in the text. Overall, the book is enjoyable and fun." —Children's Literature

"Like the word tortilla, these folktales with their colorful characters and magical settings maintain a charm that transcends all language barriers…These stories deserve more retellings." —San Antonio Express-News

"The stories are well constructed, lean and full of twists and turns…Well worth the price. You may even want two copies of this gem." — El Paso ISD Library Review

"This brand-new bilingual edition of his signature book distills twenty years of Joe Hayes’ inimitable storytelling. There are great read-aloud stories here, including the beloved 'The Little Ant.' " —Yellow Brick Road

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933693309
  • Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 656,499
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • File size: 989 KB

Meet the Author


Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller. Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has lived in the Juarez-El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of childrens' books including Pájaro Verde and Treasure on Gold Street. Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Amazing book

    I love this book so much every time I go to the library I look for that book. I read like 2 or 3 chapters per day. I especially like the La Llorona story. Did you know that La Llorona was a real woman who killed her own kids.

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    Purrs in amusement. She climbs a tree and waits. When a rabbit came by she leapt on it and gave it a sharp bite.

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