Cuentos Que Contaban Nuestras Abuelas/ Cuentos Populares Hispánicos
Presents the authors' retellings of more than ten traditional tales accompanied by information on origins and different versions.
Estos cuentos han viajado por largo tiempo -- sobre montañas, a través de mares y desiertos, llevados por el viento, contados por nuestros antepasados. Ahora llegan hasta ti.
Una astuta zorra, un pájaro de mil colores, una gaita alegre, y una jovencita audaz...Esta antología de cuentos populares celebra la cultura Hispánica y sus múltiples raíces -- indígena, africana, árabe, hebrea, y española.
F. Isabel Campoy y Alma Flor Ada han recontado doce cuentos estelares que reflejan la fuerza del espíritu y la extraordinaria herencia de los Latinos.
Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and in 2014 she was honored by the Mexican government with the prestigious OHTLI Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Dancing Home with Gabriel Zubizarreta, My Name Is María Isabel, Under the Royal Palms (Pura Belpré Medal), Where the Flame Trees Bloom, and The Gold Coin (Christopher Award Medal).
F. Isabel Campoy is the author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, stories, biographies, and art. As a researcher she has published extensively bringing to the curriculum an awareness of the richness of the Hispanic culture. She is an educator specialized in the area of literacy and home school interaction, topics on which she lecturers nationally. An internationally recognized scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition, a field in which she started publishing in l973 after obtaining her degree in English Philology from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain; and post graduate work in Reading University in England, and UCLA in the United States.
Felipe Davalos is an internationally acclaimed artist. Winner of the 2000 Pura Belpr Illustrator Honor Award, he has illustrated several books for children. His illustrations have also been published in leading magazines such as National Geographic and Scientific American, and in art history/archeology books focusing on pre-Columbian cultures. A native of Mexico, Davalos now lives with his family in Sacramento, California.
Susan Guevara is a visual storyteller. She tells her tales with illustrations, paintings, drawings and sculptures. For 27 years her work as a children’s picture book illustrator has been recognized many times, often for its contribution to literature set in Latino culture. Her recognition includes a 2005 New York Times Ten Best Illustrated books of the Year recipient, a two time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner, the first Tomás Rivera Award winner and most recently, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner for her last book, “Little Roja Riding Hood” by Susan Middleton Elya. Her illustrations for “Chato’s Kitchen” by Gary Soto contributed to the book being recognized as one of the Best 100 Books of the Last 100 Years by the New York Public Library.
Leyla Torres is a Visual artist, writer and author. In her studio practice, she explores creativity through writing, watercolor painting and origami, the art of paper folding. She shares these artistic activities as vehicles for cultivating the creative spirit while fostering a sense of inner calm and play in our daily lives. She loves teaching and helping people release their creative potential and appreciate the process as much as the result.
Vivi Escriva's celebrated watercolors have graced the pages of many of Alma Flor Ada's books, including ¡Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes. She lives in Spain.
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