Maya's children: the story of La Llorona
In ancient Mexico, the beautiful and magical grandchildren of the Sun God are endangered by the threat of Senor Tiempo who, jealous of their immortality, plots to destroy them.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
The retelling of this tale tames the original and dispels children's fears of a murderous mother who might come after them. It also captures the mystery and symbolism common to lore, but it falls short of explaining how or why the tale may have become distorted. If more elements from the original could be found in the story but told with a new, imaginative twist, the storyline might be more memorable. The main element that is missing is the development of the time god character. Why does he grow jealous? How does his character connect to that of the fabled lover? Classroom uses: useful for comparative mythology and introduction to symbolism
Review: Maya's Children: The Story Of La LloronaUser Review - Goodreads
Though it may be a picture book, this is not a book I would bring to younger students, but instead to use as an analysis of common cultural archetypes used in mythology and folklore. This story was ...
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