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The multicultural and folkloric material in this book will be invaluable to storytellers and folklorists as well as to educators who conduct read-alouds.
CONTENTS * Preface Introduction: Pachamama-A Thank You * Part 1: Southern South America The Lands from Which These Stories Come The People Who Tell These Tales Traditional Children's Games Regional Recipes * Part 2: Folktales of Southern South America Cuentos de animales / Animal Stories Leyendas de instrumentos musicales / Stories of Musical Instruments Cuentos de zonzos / Fool Stories Monstruos, brujas, diablos y otras criaturas espantosas / Monsters, Witches, Devils and Other Scary Creatures Lugares Perdidos / Lost Places Cuentos de plantas y arboles / Plant and Tree Stories Cuentos del Cielo / Sky Stories Cuentos con criaturas fantasticas / Tales of Fantastic Creatures Cuentos de nunca acabar / Endless Tales * Glossary Tale Notes Index
Paula Martin is a teacher, storyteller, and writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.Margaret Read MacDonald is a folklorist, master storyteller, and a prolific author.
"A generous, bilingual array of stories about animals, fools, lost places, musical instruments, scary or fantastic creatures, plants and trees, and the sky, ending with a selection of looping, recursive 'Endless Tales' designed to drive wakeful children off to sleep. Excellent glossary, bibliography, and notes." - Storytelling Magazine