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Whiskers, Tails & Wings: Animal Folktales from Mexico

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Judy Goldman retells animal folktales from five indigenous groups in Mexico--the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui, and Tseltal. Each story is followed by information about the featured culture, enriching readers' understanding of the diverse peoples who make up Mexico.

Fabricio VandenBroeck's lush art portrays the richness of the many peoples, animals, and places that make
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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Charlesbridge (first published December 1st 2012)
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Peg
Goldman has selected five traditional folktales of indigenous Mexicans, avoiding the more well know Aztec or Maya people and highlighting the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triwui, and Tseltal. The tales are a mix of creation, pourquoi, and trickster stories. There’s the story of clever cricket outwitting Puma, resolute Sea Turtle helping with the creation of the land, quiet possum sacrificing his beautiful tale to bring fire to the people, pesky flea nudging Man and Woman to do some work, and ...more
Barbara
Readers are served up animal folktales from five different Mexican indigenous peoples. The author offers up her version of the stories, followed by interesting facts about each of the five cultures, and accompanied by texture-filled illustrations. The Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui, and Tseltal, all are featured here. One of my particular favorites tells the story of a sea turtle who is able to swim through the ocean depths and return with a grain of sand. All of the stories are brief, and ...more
Jessica
This book is EXCELLENT! To anyone who does storytelling----or flannel storyboards this is an excellent multicultural experience.

There is a set of folktale stories from different indigenous tribes in Mexico with an explanation of cultural, glossary of word pronunciation, and the stories are straightforward, fun, and would be easy to tell again...and again.

The bibliography includes a VAST amount of multimedia sources on the folktales and resources used to create this book. It was completely fasci
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Blakelee Kelley
Dec 17, 2014 Blakelee Kelley rated it really liked it
Genre: Traditional Published: 2013

This book retells animal folktales from Mexico along with providing information about the culture of the indigenous peoples in Mexico: Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui, and Tseltal. Each tale is paired with factual information about the culture that the tale comes from. The tales are also complemented by rich, vibrant, and textured illustrations. This book would be good for a unit on Mexico and native people, as well as on writing folktales and the morals of st
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Ann Haefele
Dec 17, 2013 Ann Haefele rated it it was amazing
Five folktales are told in this book. Each is from a people of Mexico; the Tarahumara, Sri, Huichol, Triqui and Tseltal. I really enjoyed that after each folktale there is a section with facts about each culture and how that particular folktale relates to their culture.
Christine
Sep 10, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it
Animal folklore tales from Mexico are retold in this delightful book. I found it beneficial that information about each group of indigenous people was included after each tale. This provides the reader with a greater depth and understanding about the people and their customs.
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