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- DescriptionAnything is possible in the world of Latin American folklore: Aunt Misery traps Death in a pear tree; Lucia Zente carries away a river in her hair; shapeshifting Amazonian dolphins lure young girls to their underwater city; the Feathered Snake brings the first musicians to Earth; and a farmer discovers that doing favors for the Lord of Creation can lead to disaster. One in a series of folklore reference guides ( ...an invaluable resource... - School Library Journal), this book features 470 tales told in Mexico, Central America and South America, a region underrepresented in collections of world folklore. Gathered from 21 countries, this volume includes English translations of stories from the Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations, Spanish and Portuguese missionaries and colonists, African slave cultures and more than 75 indigeus tribes. The tales are numbered and grouped into themed sections.
- Author BiographySharon Barcan Elswit has been working as a children's librarian for nearly thirty years. She currently teaches in New York City, USA. She writes reviews for Jewish Book World and has published in School Library Journal, Writer's Digest, and other magazines.
- Author(s)Sharon Barcan Elswit
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/11/2015
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Weight525 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine28 mm
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