Golden Tales: Myths, Legends, and Folktales from Latin America

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Scholastic Inc., 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 73 pages
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Lavishly illustrated, a collection of twelve classic tales of Latin America celebrate the literature, culture, and history of thirteen countries, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. Reprint.
 

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User Review  - Lizjensen - LibraryThing

The story I read was called Guanina. This is a Puerto Rican legend about a girl named Guanina who is the niece of the chief of the Taino people. She falls in love with Don Cristóbol de Sotomayor, a ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

The principal strength of this collection is that it mingles traditional creation myths and ethnic folktales with stories that show the Spanish influence in the Caribbean and Mexico. The tales that ... Read full review

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Contents

FROM THE LANDS OF THE TAINO
1
A Taino Myth
3
A Puerto Rican Legend 1511
7
A Puerto Rican Legend 1797
15
A Dominican Legend 1836
21
A Cuban Folktale 1816
25
FROM THE LAND OF THE ZAPOTEC
29
A Chatino Myth
31
FROM THE LAND OF THE MUISCA
45
A Colombian Legend Sixteenth Century
47
FROM THE LANDS OF THE QUECHUA CHILDREN OF THE INCA
53
An IncaQuechua Myth
55
A Quechua Folktale from Bolivia Sixteenth Century
59
A Quechua Legend from Bolivia Sixteenth Century
65
Notes and Sources
69
Pronunciation Guide
74

A Zapotec Myth
37
A Mexican Legend 1531
41

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