Folktales Of Mexico: Horse Hooves And Chicken Feet: Traditional Mexican Stories

ISBN-10: 1861478577
ISBN-13: 9781861478573
Author: Philip, Neil, Editor
Illustrated by: Mair, Jacqueline
Interest Level: 3-6
Publisher: National Book Network

Publication Date: September 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 96

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Interest Level

Grades 3-6

Reading Level

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General

Drawing from authentic sources, folklorist Neil Philip has created a rich and varied anthology where classic themes and fairytale elements are blended with magic and infused with Roman Catholic imagery to create a distinctly Mexican flavor and flair. The Virgin Mary plays the role of fairy godmother, devils gamble for souls and witches dance at fiestas with horse hooves instead of feet. As in the tradition of other folktales from around the world, cats, dogs, fools, soldiers and princesses go on quests and have magical adventures. The vibrant, whimsical paintings by Jacqueline Mair are based on Mexican folk art and make these spirited tales just right for storytimes and a perfect introduction to this little-known body of folk literature.