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Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican Folktales (Aesop Prize (Awards))

Neil Philip

Verlag: Clarion Books, 2003
ISBN 10: 0618194630 / ISBN 13: 9780618194636
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Titel: Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican ...

Verlag: Clarion Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "well-documented and authentic.Mexican flavor is strong throughout.occasional brilliant, hot watercolors.much information for the serious student of folklore." KIRKUS REVIEWS. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0618194630

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Inhaltsangabe: This unique collection of fifteen folktales draws on the rich storytelling tradition of Mexico?s people and culture. Classic themes and fairytale elements are blended with magic and transformation and infused with Roman Catholic imagery to create a distinctly Mexican flavor and flare. The Virgin Mary plays the role of fairy godmother, devils gamble for souls, and witches make themselves known by dancing at fiestas with horse hooves instead of feet. And as in other folk traditions, cats, dogs, fools, soldiers, and princesses go on quests and have magical adventures. Lively retellings and vibrant, whimsical paintings, based on Mexican folk art, make these spirited tales just right for storytimes and a perfect introduction to this little-known body of folk literature. Introduction, notes on the stories, bibliography.

Über den Autor: Neil Philip is a noted folklorist and anthologist who has written several books on Native American and multicultural themes for Clarion, including IN A SACRED MANNER I LIVE, which was named both a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in England.

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