Tales Our Abuelitas Told
a Hispanic folktale collection
Begin a story
"Martina Martínez and Pérez the mouse"
"Dear deer! said the turtle"
"Bird of one thousand colors"
"Catalina the fox"
"Story of the not-so-small animal"
"Castle of Chuchurumbé"
"Goat from the hills and mountains"
"Little horse of seven colors"
" Happy man's tunic"
To end a story
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This mixture of popular tales and literary lore celebrates Hispanic culture and its many roots--Indigenous, African, Arab, Hebrew, and Spanish.
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These folktales were passed down from families through generations for entertainment purposes. These folktales were not only to entertain young one, but everyone who would take the time out to listen to them. At the end of each folktale, the origin and background is attached.
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"From all these sources, then, stories poured forth. We offer here some of our own favorites. We heard most of them as children and have told them and retold them throughout our lives...After each story we tell you a little about its origin-and in some cases about our relationship with the story-..."