MOMENTOS MAGICOS/MAGIC MOMENTS by Olga Loya

MOMENTOS MAGICOS/MAGIC MOMENTS

Latin America Folktales Told in English and Spanish
Age Range: 0 - 32767
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Momentos M†gicos/Magic Moments ($11.95 paperback original; Jan. 1998; 188 pp.; 0-87483-497-X): 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. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-87483-497-X
Page count: 188pp
Publisher: August House
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1997




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