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Little Book of Latin American Folktales by Carmen Diana Dearden

When stories travel, they change. The authors of the stories in this anthology range from folklorists to simple storytellers, but they all have in common their Criollo (Creole) roots. Here they have specifically sought out traditional European tales that have been transplanted and transformed in Latin American culture. Readers find fascinatingly different versions of "Cinderella" ("Maria Tolete"), "The Flying Boat" ("Juan Cenizo"), and "Hansel and Gretel" ("Ocelot, Jaguar, and Lion"), as well as many others. These folktales are suffused with that special Criollo style that combines humor, a tropical setting, and an exuberance that is peculiarly Latin American.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888995438
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 02/18/2003
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

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