From the Winds of Manguito
Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish
Author: Elvia Pérez Illustrator: Victor Hernández Mora Translator: Paula Martín Editor: Margaret Read MacDonald
Desde los vientos de Manguito: Cuentos folklóricos de Cuba, en inglés y español.
Playful folktales from Cuba, many with singing refrains. Tales from both Hispanic and Afro-Cuban traditions. Retold by Cuban storyteller, Elvia Pérez. Translated by Argentine teller Paula Martín. Texts in both English and Spanish. Great intro to Cuban folklore, plus some really fun-to-tell stories here!
"While much is known about Cuban cinema and literature--such figures as novelist Reinaldo Arenas and film classics like Memories of the Underdevelopment are internationally recognized by literature loves, film aficionados, and academicians--that is not the case with Cuban folklore....This interesting volume helps to fill in the gap
" ...Multicultural Review
"A bi-lingual collection of stories of the countryside...Perez's introductions present the Cuban storytelling milieu." ...Storytelling Magazine, May/June 2005. Jo Radner