Lagartíja Esmeralda

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august house, 1999 - Social Science - 183 pages
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For the past three decades, Pleasant DeSpain has explored Latin America, its countries, countrysides, customs, cultures, and especially, its stories. While his repertoire of traditional world folktales includes narratives from almost every culture around the globe, DeSpain's talent shines even brighter when relating the legends from Latin America. His exploration of the heart and soul of this enormous region demonstrates his passion for Latin America and its people and their stories. The fifteen...

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User Review  - Czrbr - LibraryThing

Book Description: Little Rock, AR, U.S.A.: August House Publishers, Incorporated, 1999. Soft Cover. Very Fine. 8vo - over " - " tall. tradesize paperback As new Read full review

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User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

This bilingual book of Latin American folktales is just right for reading at my level of Spanish. I try reading the Spanish version first; then scan the English version, then finish by reading the Spanish one aloud. Great practice!! Read full review


Introduction 9
Introducción II
Renting a Horse 23
Un caballo para alquilar 27
Five Eggs 43
La inundación 57
Why Beetle is Beautiful 63
Porqué es hermoso el escarabajo 67
El lago mágico 90
The Proud Horseman 97
The Seńorita and the Puma 115
La seńorita v la puma 120
Too Clever 139
The Turquoise Ring 149
El anillo turquesa 156
Cenizas a la venta 170

El nombre caimán 78
Notes 176

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About the author (1999)

DeSpain combines his two passions with this project-his fascination with Turtle and his extensive travels in Latin America.

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