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14 Results
Adelita : a Mexican Cinderella story —DePaola, Tomie, 1934-

After the death of her mother and father, Adelita is badly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters until she finds her own true love at a grand fiesta.

Pedro & the padre : a tale from Jalisco, Mexico —Aardema, Verna.

In this Mexican folktale, a lazy boy learns a lesson about lying.

Borreguita and the coyote : a tale from Ayutla, Mexico —Aardema, Verna.

A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up.

The two mountains : an Aztec legend —Kimmel, Eric A.

Two married gods disobey their orders and visit Earth, are turned into mortals as punishment, and eventually become mountains so that they will always stand side by side.

The little red ant and the great big crumb : a Mexican fable —Climo, Shirley.

A small red ant finds a crumb in a Mexican cornfield, but she is afraid that she lacks the strength to move it herself and goes off to find an animal that can.

Fiesta femenina : celebrating women in Mexican folktales —Gerson, Mary-Joan.

A collection of folktales from various cultures in Mexico, all focusing on the important roles of women, such as Rosha, a young girl who rescues the sun; the goddess Tangu Yuh; Kesne, a Zapotec princess; and the Virgin M...

The tale of Rabbit and Coyote —Johnston, Tony, 1942-

Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon.

Nacho and Lolita —Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

A very rare pitacohi bird falls in love with a swallow and plucks his colorful feathers to transform dry, barren San Juan Capistrano into a haven of flowers and flowing water, which the swallows can easily find when retu...

The boy who wouldn't obey : a Mayan legend —Rockwell, Anne F.

When Chac, the great lord who makes rain, takes a disobedient boy as his servant, they are both in for trouble.

The riddle of the drum : a tale from Tizapán, Mexico —Aardema, Verna.

Anxious to keep his daughter from marrying, a king announces that no man may marry his daughter unless he guesses the kind of leather used in a drum made by a wizard.

The frog and his friends save humanity = : La rana y sus amigos salvan a la humanidad —Villaseñor, Victor.

In the Spring of Creation, the animals gather around a newly arrived creature and decide that it is funny and cute--a joke of Mother Nature--and work together to save this first human child from extinction.