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Momentos Magicos / Magic Moments

Tales form Latin America Told in English and S

Olga Loya Carmen Lizardi-Rivera



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August House
01 November 1997
Anthologies (Children's&YA); Science fiction (Children's&YA); Traditional stories (Children's&YA); Languages & ESL; Spanish - Cultural Material; Spanish - Bilingual Reader; Spanish - Children's Fiction; Spanish - Reader; Spanish - Languages
In Latin American culturewith its blend of Indian, Spanish, Catholic, and African influencemagic is a part of the everyday world. Momentos magicos, or magic moments, can come in many forms. For storyteller Olga Loya, magic occurs every time an ancient story is passed from teller to listener. The sixteen stories here are full of momentos magicos. Presented in equally vibrant English and Spanish, they include stories of the supernatural, such as the Mexican tale of La Llorona, the Wailing Woman; of animals and tricksters, such as the Mayan story of how Monkey tricked Crocodile; of strong women, like Blanca Flor (White Flower); and myths, such as La Diosa Hambrienta, the hungry goddess. In stories from Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, the Yucatan, Nicaragua, Baja California, Puerto Rico, and the Mayan Popol Vhu, Olga Loya works her magic to create humorous, vital, and powerful renditions of centuries-old legends. These bilingual and multicultural stories will learn the importance of fairness, respect and caring.
By:   Olga Loya
Translated by:   Carmen Lizardi-Rivera
Imprint:   August House
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   222g
ISBN:   9780874834970
ISBN 10:   087483497X
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 November 1997
Recommended Age:   From 8
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Spanish
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
  • Commended for Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature (Fiction) 1998

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