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La Llorona: The Crying Woman

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La Llorona, the Crying Woman, is the legendary creature who haunts rivers, lakes, and lonely roads. Said to seek out children who disobey their parents, she has become a "boogeyman," terrorizing the imaginations of New Mexican children and inspiring them to behave. But there are other lessons her tragic history can demonstrate for children.

In Rudolfo Anaya's version Maya,
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by University of New Mexico Press (first published August 24th 2011)
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Kristalina O'bannon
When given the assignment to read folktales or fairy tales my initial instinct was to read something familiar, such as Cinderella or Hansel and Gretel. However I realized that I wanted to broaden my knowledge of this genre of books. I went out of my comfort zone and fell in love with this book. I had heard about La Llorona in my Spanish class last semester and when I found this book, I picked it up and read it from beginning to end.

This retelling of this Mexican folktale is a wonderful way to i
This children's book has just one of many variations of La Llorona, the crying woman, and this one is retold by Rudolfo Anaya, the author of Bless Me Ultima. The illustrations are wonderful, and the Spanish/English text enriches the story. I think, in part, this story has been told to countless children in New Mexico as well as other places to keep them from wandering unaccompanied too close to water. Some versions are quite scary. You can find numerous links doing an Internet search. YouTube al ...more
bookaday #34. My students are big fans of the folktale La Llorona, when I saw this in a New Mexico gift shop I had to get it for them. The illustrations are bold and bright and the story flows nicely in both English and Spanish. Curious to see how they like it.
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Rudolfo Anaya lives and breathes the landscape of the Southwest. It is a powerful force, full of magic and myth, integral to his writings. Anaya, however, is a native Hispanic fascinated by cultural crossings unique to the Southwest, a combination of oldSpain and New Spain, of Mexico with Mesoamerica and the anglicizing forces of the twentieth century. Rudolfo Anaya is widely acclaimed as the foun ...more
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