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From the Winds of Manguito

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!

Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Hardcover  2004  Libraries Unlimited  $35.00  157 pages  1-59158-091-9 

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"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


Storytelling World Award

Aesop Award

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