Author: Joe Hayes
Illustrated by: Vicki Trego Hill & Mona Pennypacker
Paperback: 32 page(s)
Age Range: 9 - 12
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading
La Llorona (yoh-RROH-nah), now available for the first time in a full-color paperback, is the ghost story to end all ghost stories and truly the most popular cuento of Hispanic America. This story of the weeping woman appears at first to be only a frightening tale filled with mysterious events which cause children to sit wide-eyed. Yet it's the simple, universal wisdom at the core of the story that finally works its magic into their hearts.
From The Critics:
School Library Journal
This story packs a punch in both English and the author's fluid Spanish translation???????????A solid retelling of a classic tale.
This popular Hispanic legend is told here in both Spanish and English and warns children about the dangers of venturing out past their bedtimes???????????This book would be useful in multicultural and/or language arts lessons.