A charming bilingual collection of 15 Latin American folktales retold by a popular Mexican-American performance artist....

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MOMENTOS MGICOS/MAGIC MOMENTS: Latin American Folktales Told in English and Spanish

A charming bilingual collection of 15 Latin American folktales retold by a popular Mexican-American performance artist. Several are variants of stories familiar to us from such earlier taletellers as Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and Joel Chandler Harris (e.g., ""The Monkey and the Crocodile,"" ""Uncle Rabbit and Uncle Tiger""). More specifically indigenous material includes the famous ""The Virgin of Guadalupe,"" a selection of Aztec and Mayan creation myths, and some genuinely creepy ghost stories (especially the wonderful ""The Rooster's Claw""). A very attractive volume, and an ideal holiday gift.

Pub Date: Jan. 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 188

Publisher: August House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15, 1997

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