Golden Tales: Myths, Legends, and Folktales from Latin America by Lulu DelacreThis was pretty good. There seemed to be some inaccuracies, though (i.e. theres no such thing as an Indian Princess and, in the Catholic religion, the Virgin Mary is not worshipped), but otherwise pretty good for young readers to begin learning about Latin America.
I think one major thing in particular couldve made this book even better (maybe even for a second edition):
1) Include myths, legends, and folklore from all over Latin America. Heres an example: The story of La Llorona is a huge part of Latin American culture. A lot of Latin American countries has their own version of La Llorona, even if called differently sometimes. Many Central and South American kids hear some version of the story of La Llorona. This wouldve been interesting to implement, among other myths, folklore, and legends from each country/region of Latin America.
For reference, heres a list of places that appear in this book from Latin America (in order):
· Puerto Rico
· Dominican Republic
Its a relatively small size. Itd have been nice to include a story or two from each geographic location, and mention which ones have resemblances with one another (i.e. La Llorona).
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This lush collection of twelve traditional Latin American tales brings the history and culture of thirteen countries into a vivid new perspective. Readers will have a unique glimpse of the early indigenous cultures, and of the literature that later blossomed with the blending of the Spanish and Native cultures. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read more Read less. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
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