Mayan folktales = Cuentos folkloricos mayas (World Folklore) (#23395T9)

by Thompson, Susan Conklin

5 reviews & awards | 2 full-text reviews

Hardcover Libraries Unlimited, 2007
Language: Spanish
Price: USD 40.00
Description: xlii, 179 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.
Dewey: 398.208997; Int Lvl: YA


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In addition to colorful stories, each title provides cultural and historical background information; photos, maps, and drawings; discussion and activity ideas; glossaries and traditional recipes, games, and more.

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From Follett

Text in English and Spanish.;Includes bibliographical references and index. Presents a collection of Mayan folktales written in both English and Spanish that represent the history, artistry, and traditions of the Mayan people.

From the Publisher
Dozens of enchanting traditional tales from the Maya, presented in English and Spanish; plus background information, recipes, and color plates.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 30, 2007
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Series: World folklore series
  • Dewey: 398.208997
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: xlii, 179 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.
  • Tracings: Thompson, Keith Steven. ; Lopez de Lopez, Lidia.
  • ISBN-10: 1-59158-138-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59158-138-3
  • LCCN: 2007-009267
  • Follett Number: 23395T9
  • Catalog Number: 1591581389
  • Interest Level: YA

Reviews & Awards
  • Catholic Library World, 09/01/09
  • Library Media Connection, 04/01/08
  • Multicultural Review, 06/01/09
  • Reference and Research Book News, 11/01/07
  • School Library Journal, 05/01/08

Full-Text Reviews
Library Media Connection (April/May 2008)
If your collection is lacking in information about Mayan culture, you will be pleased with these retold stories. In addition to providing a succinct summary of Mayan history from the pre-classic period through to Mayan life today, it also includes information on the geography, art, cooking, religion, and storytelling in Mayan culture. The crux of the book is the stories, and through the five sections: Animal Tales, Stories of Masters, Stories About People, Encountering the Supernatural, and Supernatural Animals, your students will find transcribed oral Mayan tales in both Spanish and English. The tales would be good to use with both English and Spanish speaking students; I imagine my English speakers attempting to perfect the telling of a chosen tale in Spanish, while my ELD students work on the English version. They could direct, instruct, and assist each other in their foreign tellings. The authors have also provided a bibliography of Mayan-related history, culture, Mayan tales and children's books as well as short biographies, some with photographs of the highlighted storytellers. Recommended. Joanne Ligamari, Library Media Teacher, Rio Linda School District, Sacramento, California

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