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Tales Our Abuelitas Told: Hispanic Folktales English Version - Alder & Alouette
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: Hispanic Folktales Spanish Version - Alder & Alouette
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: Hispanic Folktales - Alder & Alouette
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: Hispanic Folktales - Alder & Alouette

Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection

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The stories in Tales Our Abuelitas Told, have journeyed far over mountains, deserts, and oceans carried by wind, and been passed on to us by our ancestors. Now they have found their way to you.

A sly fox, a bird of a thousand colors, a magical set of bagpipes — A mixture of popular tales and literary lore, this anthology celebrates Hispanic culture and its many roots -- Indigenous, African, Arab, Hebrew, and Spanish.

F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada have retold twelve beloved stories that embody the lively spirit and the rich heritage of Latino people. The work of four different Latino artists and illustrators highlights this unforgettable collection.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Books
  • A Parent’s Choice Rec­om­mended Book
  • Best Books of the Year, Notable Books for a Global Soci­ety  – Amer­i­can Library Asso­ci­a­tion
  • Best Folk­lore in Best Books of the Year, Nick Jr. Mag­a­zine
  • Fea­tured Book of the Month, Col­orín Col­orado Web­site, Amer­i­can Fed­er­a­tion of Teach­ers
  • List of Best Books for 2006, New York Pub­lic Library

DETAILS

  • Tales Our Abuelitas Told
  • Collected and written by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Illustrated by Felipe Davalos, Susan Guevara, Leyla Torres and Vivi Escriva.

 English

  • Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, September 1, 2006. 
  • Ages 4 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years (read aloud and independent reading)
  • 0.65" H x 10.3" L x 8.46" W (1.56 lbs) 128 pages
  • Hardcover

Spanish

  • Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, August 21, 2007.
  • Ages 4 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years (read aloud and independent reading)
  • 0.34" H x 9.92" L x 8.02" W (0.89 lbs) 128 pages
  • Softcover

PRAISE FOR TALES OUR ABUELITAS TOLD

The intro­duc­tion to this delight­ful col­lec­tion explains clearly how sto­ries develop and change over time; in fact, the two sto­ry­tellers heard most of these amus­ing tales when they were chil­dren and have retold them many times since in their own unique styles. … Chil­dren will rel­ish their humor, espe­cially if read aloud, and teens will also enjoy this lively pre­sen­ta­tion. Tra­di­tional story begin­nings and end­ings are pro­vided in Span­ish and trans­lated into Eng­lish … . Make room on your shelves for this excel­lent book.

~ School Library Journal

 

An illus­trated col­lec­tion of lively sto­ries – reflect­ing ele­ments of Span­ish, Ara­bic, Celtic, African, Jew­ish, and Mex­i­can roots – retold by the dynamic Ada and Cam­poy duo. … The selec­tions hold uni­ver­sal appeal, employ­ing themes com­mon to many folk­lore col­lec­tions. Accom­pa­ny­ing the entries are cap­ti­vat­ing illus­tra­tions from four out­stand­ing artists, each using his/her unique artis­tic style to cap­ture the reader’s atten­tion. The authors’ his­tor­i­cal knowl­edge of the sto­ries is evi­dent in the notes that intro­duce this vol­ume.

~ Reseñas/Book Reviews Berke­ley Pub­lic Library

 

For more information, visit: https://www.isabelcampoy.com/ and  https://almaflorada.com/