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Title Horse hooves and chicken feet : Mexican folktales / selected by Neil Philip ; illustrated by Jacqueline Mair.
Pub Info New York : Clarion Books, 2003.
book jacket
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 398.2 HOR     AVAILABLE
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 398.2 Phi     AVAILABLE
Descript 83 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.8 3 3 75936
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Flea -- Story of the sun and the moon -- Tailor who sold his soul to the devil -- Hog -- Pedro the trickster -- Shadow -- Horse hooves and chicken feet -- Seven oxen -- Mule drivers who lost their feet -- Two Marias -- Priest who had a glimpse of glory -- Brave widow -- Endless tale -- Cinder Juan -- Storyteller's parting words.
Summary Mexican folktales invite us into a magical world of enchantment and transformation, populated by cats and kings, priests and tricksters, ordinary people and supernatural beings. A witch turns seven brothers into seven little blue oxen; the Virgin Mary rewards a good girl with a gold star on her forehead but adorns her wicked stepsister with a pair of horns; a young man, thrown overboard to drown, is rescued by a mysterious shadow. Drawing from authentic sources, folklorist Neil Philip has created a rich and varied collection, representing the unique blend of classic folkloric elements and Catholic imagery characteristic of the Mexican and Mexican American storytelling tradition. The retellings capture the wit, spirituality, and wonder of the originals and are perfectly complemented by Jacqueline Mair's colorful illustrations, which are based on Mexican folk art.
Subject Mexican Americans -- Folklore.
Tales -- Southwest, New.
Tales -- Mexico.
Mexican Americans -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Southwest, New.
Folklore -- Mexico.
Genre Juvenile materials.
Add Author Philip, Neil.
Mair, Jacqueline.
ISBN 0618194630 (alk. paper)
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