By Sharon Barcan Elswit

something is feasible on the planet of Latin American folklore, the place Aunt distress can seize demise in a pear tree; Amazonian dolphins entice younger women to their underwater urban; and the Feathered Snake brings the 1st musicians to Earth.
One in a chain of folklore reference courses (“ valuable resource...”—School Library Journal), this e-book gains summaries and assets of 470 stories instructed in Mexico, imperative the US and South the USA, a sector underrepresented in collections of worldwide folklore. the quantity sends clients to the simplest tales retold in English from the Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations, Spanish and Portuguese missionaries and colonists, African slave cultures, indentured servants from India, and greater than seventy five indigenous tribes from 21 nations. The stories are grouped into themed sections with an in depth topic index.

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