Maya's Children: The Story of la Llorona

Maya's Children: The Story of la Llorona

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ISBN-13: 9780786821242
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 05/28/1997
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

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pumabeth on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The retelling of this tale tames the original and dispels children's fears of a murderous mother who might come after them. It also captures the mystery and symbolism common to lore, but it falls short of explaining how or why the tale may have become distorted. If more elements from the original could be found in the story but told with a new, imaginative twist, the storyline might be more memorable. The main element that is missing is the development of the time god character. Why does he grow jealous? How does his character connect to that of the fabled lover?Classroom uses: useful for comparative mythology and introduction to symbolism