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The Honey Jar

Menchú, Rigoberta (Book - 2006)
The Honey Jar
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The Honey Jar retells the ancient stories Rigoberta Menchú's grandparents told her when she was a little girl, and we can imagine her listening to them by the fire at night. These Mayan tales include natural phenomena narratives and animal stories. The underworld, the sky, the sun and moon, plants, people, animals, gods, and demigods are all players in these vibrant stories. Enchanting images by Domi draw on the Mayan landscape and the rich visual vocabulary that can be found in the weavings and crafts for which the Maya are renowned.
Authors: Menchú, Rigoberta
Title: The honey jar
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2006
Characteristics: 64 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rigoberta Menchú with Dante Liano ; pictures by Domi ; translated by David Unger
Notes: Translation of: El vaso de miel
Contents: Grandmother Moon and Grandfather Sun were bored
Creation of plants, animals and fish
Keepers of the earth
Why elders are the four corners of the universe
Where it's revealed that each thing has a spirit
Why you can see a rainbow when deer are born
Where it's told that monkeys are descended from humans
Story of the weasel who helped people find corn
Man who became a buzzard
Twins make holes in your clothes and send ants
Amazing twins
Story of the Hormigo tree
Additional Contributors: Domi
Unger, David
Liano, Dante
ISBN: 9780888996701
Branch Call Number: j 398.2 M536h 2006
Subject Headings: Maya mythology Juvenile literature Tales Guatemala Mayas Folklore
Topical Term: Maya mythology
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The Honey Jarbrings us the ancient stories her grandparents told her when she was a little girl, and we can imagine her listening to them by the fire at night. These Maya tales include creation myths, a classic story about the magic twins (which can also be found in the Popol Vuh), explanations ... Read More »

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