A bilingual collection of enchanting folk tales from the peoples of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, and Paraguay, accompanied by historical and geographical background as well as color photographs.
• Provides ready-to-tell stories from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, and Uruguay that both entertain and promote multicultural awareness
• An ideal resource for storytellers, folklorists, parents, librarians, Spanish instructors, and other educators who conduct storytime programs
• Includes color inserts that help bring the rich folklore and culture of these South American nations to life
• Stories are presented in both English and Spanish
About the Author
Paula Martín is a teacher, storyteller, and writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Margaret Read MacDonald is a folklorist, master storyteller, and a prolific author.
Table of Contents
Introduction: PachamamaA Thank You
Part 1: Southern South America
The Lands from Which These Stories Come
The People Who Tell These Tales
Traditional Children's Games
Part 2: Folktales of Southern South America
Cuentos de animales / Animal Stories
Leyendas de instrumentos musicales / Stories of Musical Instruments
Cuentos de zonzos / Fool Stories
Monstruos, brujas, diablos y otras criaturas espantosas / Monsters, Witches, Devils and Other Scary Creatures
Lugares Perdidos / Lost Places
Cuentos de plantas y árboles / Plant and Tree Stories
Cuentos del Cielo / Sky Stories
Cuentos con criaturas fantásticas / Tales of Fantastic Creatures
Cuentos de nunca acabar / Endless Tales