Puerto Rican Folktales / Cuentos folclóricos puertorriqueños

Lisa Sánchez González, Author

Puerto Rican Folktales is the first offering in nearly 50 years of traditional oral Puerto Rican folktales and legends presented in book form. Sánchez González researched these colonial stories for both children and adults and has provided updated versions from a contemporary perspective with the beauty, humor, and urgent honesty they deserve. Readers will discover the real story of Yuisa and Pedro Mejías–tale of a girl who goes on an adventure and rides home triumphantly on a magical horse with a rainbow mane; talking trees and plants and magical machetes; the supreme goddess, Atabey, and her sister, Katsí, the moon, hovering over the night sky, protecting the young and the innocent. Puerto Rican Folktales will transport, transform, and translate to readers a whole new universe of a quintessentially Caribbean culture that is alive and well in Puerto Rico in a bilingual format rendered by Bayrex with beautiful illustrations by Teofilo Olivieri.

cubierta del libro: Puerto Rican Folktales / Cuentos folclóricos puertorriqueños (book cover)