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Tales Our Abuelitas Told

A Hispanic Folktale Collection
Campoy, F. Isabel (Book - 2006)
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Tales Our Abuelitas Told
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Presents the authors' retellings of twelve traditional tales accompanied by information on origins and different versions.
Authors: Campoy, F. Isabel
Title: Tales our abuelitas told
a Hispanic folktale collection
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 118 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by Felipe Dávalos ... [et al.]
Contents: Welcome
Begin a story
"Martina Martínez and Pérez the mouse"
"Dear deer! said the turtle"
"Bird of one thousand colors"
"Catalina the fox"
"Juan bobo"
"Story of the not-so-small animal"
"Castle of Chuchurumbé"
"Goat from the hills and mountains"
"Little horse of seven colors"
"Joyful bagpipes"
" Happy man's tunic"
To end a story
About the authors and illustrators
Summary: Presents the authors' retellings of twelve traditional tales accompanied by information on origins and different versions.
Additional Contributors: Dávalos, Felipe
Ada, Alma Flor
ISBN: 9780689825835
Branch Call Number: j 398.2 C198t 2006
Subject Headings: Folklore Latin America Folklore Spain Tales Latin America Tales Spain
Topical Term: Folklore
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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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I recommmend this book to readers who are learning about folktales. This book is a very interesting read simply because, after every folktale, it gives the background of that tale told, such as where it originated, or who the author might have heard it from. Most of these folktales, I really enjoyed myself because they were entertaining and intriguing to read. Young readers, as well as older readers, will enjoy this book and grow a stronger understanding and enjoyment for such folktales.This book is quality children's literature and it also haves pictures in it in order to help get the point of the folktale across.


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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-..."


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"Juan Bobo"

One of the folktales that is in this book. A story of a young lazy boy who cannot correctly complete tasks his mother asks of him.

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