The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Día Que Nevó Tortilla: Folk Tales Retold by Joe Hayes (Paperback)

The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Día Que Nevó Tortilla: Folk Tales Retold by Joe Hayes By Joe Hayes, Antonio Castro L. (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Día Que Nevó Tortilla: Folk Tales Retold by Joe Hayes (Paperback)

By Joe Hayes, Antonio Castro L. (Illustrator)


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A Joe Hayes' classic, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hispanic New Mexico folklore.

Kids of all ages are always asking Joe Hayes, How can it snow tortillas? Well, now they can find the answer in the bilingual edition of Joe's signature book The Day It Snowed Tortillas. Bloomsbury Review listed the original English-only edition as one of their fifteen all-time favorite children's books. This bilingual edition has all the original stories as they have evolved in the last twenty years of Joe's storytelling. It also has new illustrations by award-winning artist Antonio Castro L.

Storytellers have been telling these stories in the villages of New Mexico since the Spanish first came to the New World over four hundred years ago, but Joe always adds his own nuances for modern audiences. The tales are full of magic and fun. In the title story, for instance, a very clever woman saves her silly husband from a band of robbers--by making the old man believe it snowed tortillas during the night In another story, a young boy gladly gives up all of his wages for good advice. His parents think he is a fool, but the good advice leads to wealth and a royal marriage. The enchantment continues in story after story--a clever thief tricks a king for his kingdom and a prince finds his beloved in a house full of wicked step-sisters. And of course, we listen to the ancient tale of the weeping woman, La Llorona, who still searches for her drowned children along the riverbanks.***

Lectores de todas las edades siempre le preguntan a Joe Hayes: C mo puede nevar tortillas? Pues ahora pueden encontrar la respuesta en esta versi n biling e de este libro cl sico de Joe Hayes. El Bloomsbury Review nombro la versi n original de ingl's como uno de sus quince libros infantiles favoritos de cualquier poca. Esta versi n biling e incluye todos los cuentos originales, con todos los nuevos trucos de cuentista que Joe les ha a adido despu's de veinte a os de contarlos. Las historias tambi n est n acompa ados por ilustraciones por el premiado artista Antonio Castro Lopez.

Cuentistas han contado estas historias en los pueblos de Nuevo Mexico desde hace m's que 400 a os, pero Joe siempre les a ade toques modernos para los lectores. Los cuentos est n llenos de magia y diversi n. Por ejemplo, en la historia titular, una mujer muy astuta salva a su tonto esposo de una banda de rateros. Le hace creer al hombre que durante la noche nevaron tortillas En otra historia, un ni o intercambia todo su salario por un buen consejo. Sus padres creen que fue un tonto, pero el consejo lo lleva a tener riquezas y un matrimonio real. El encanto continua cuento a cuento: un ingenioso ratero enga a a un rey por su reino y un pr ncipe encuentra a su amada en una casa llena de hermanastras malvadas. Y claro, volvemos a escuchar la antigua historia de La Llorona, que sigue buscando a sus hijos a la orilla del r o.

Product Details ISBN: 9780938317760
ISBN-10: 0938317768
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2003
Pages: 144
Language: Spanish

"The stories are well told, rhythmic, and spellbinding, both in English and in the colloquial Spanish. Hayes is a fine translator, and these stories are a testament to his expert execution of this exacting art…An excellent purchase for storytelling librarians or for schools with storytelling clubs." —School Library Journal

"The Day it Snowed Tortillas was originally published in English in the 1980s and has sold almost 40,000 copies. Now available in a bilingual edition with new artwork by Antonio L. Castro, this collection's title story tells the tale of a poor woodcutter and his very clever wife." —Críticas

"The wide range of stories offers something enjoyable for everyone. The book also exposes readers to both Spanish and English through its integration of the two languages in the text. Overall, the book is enjoyable and fun." —Children's Literature

"Like the word tortilla, these folktales with their colorful characters and magical settings maintain a charm that transcends all language barriers…These stories deserve more retellings." —San Antonio Express-News

"The stories are well constructed, lean and full of twists and turns…Well worth the price. You may even want two copies of this gem." — El Paso ISD Library Review

"This brand-new bilingual edition of his signature book distills twenty years of Joe Hayes’ inimitable storytelling. There are great read-aloud stories here, including the beloved 'The Little Ant.' " —Yellow Brick Road