THE BOY WHO COULD DO ANYTHING & Other Mexican Folk Tales by Anita -- retold by Brenner
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THE BOY WHO COULD DO ANYTHING & Other Mexican Folk Tales

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Too bad these two volumes of Mexican stories come so close on each others basis, for it may curtail the sale, -- and both have their place. Where the Ross book (reviewed on preceding page) is a collection of good stories, handed down from story-teller to story teller, these tales, retold by one of Mexico's best interpretors, are of the very soil, folk tales in the best tradition. There's a blend of magic and mythology and legendary lore; there are stories of everyday life, with peasant background, there are animal stories, there are a number of tales built around one character, Teposton, ""the boy who could do anything"". A casual interrelation of people and gods and animals and nature, with disaster and death treated in offhand manner.

Pub Date: March 2nd, 1942
Publisher: Wm. R. Scott