Latin America

Americans Before Columbus.

A narrative history, lively and interesting for a good child reader. Well-illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$6.00

 

18942 The Legend of the Palm Tree  Duarte/Werneck Brazil

The Legend of the Palm Tree.

After the rains came a long dry spell, forcing the little boy and his parents to move. Then a kind woman told them about the palm tree, and its many benefits for the people. A Brazilian legend illustrated with striking pictures, taken from lithographs by a Brazilian artist. This is the limited version, printed in Brazil, but slipcase, glassine, and slip are missing.

$32.00

 

19230 The Thunder God's Son. Dewey.

The Thunder God's Son.

Paricaca, the Thunder God, sends his son down to earth to learn the ways of man. A Peruvian folktale.

$8.00

 

13647 The Cucumber Princess - Wahl/Caraway.

The Cucumber Princess.

"A tiny girl, hatched from an egg found in a cucumber field, demands to rule in the stead of the king, thus beginning a contest of wills and strength." An original tale inspired by Aztec stories, in bright coloured illustrations that tell the story from page to page, as in the codices.

$10.00

 

The Star Mountain and other legends of Mexico.

Hummingbird and Eagle, Moon-God of the Mayas, The Bold Mixtec, The Two Trees of Sadness, El Pájaro-Cu and others pre-Columbian and early Colonial. Twenty retold legends from Mexico with pronunciation guide but no sources. the artist was educated and has exhibited in Mexico.

$18.00

 

3080 Why There Is No Arguing in Heaven - Lattimore

Why There is No Arguing In Heaven, A Mayan Myth.

The creation myth of the Popul Vuh, which Lattimore has drawn from the only surviving text, in 17th c Latin, itself a translation of the codices hidden by the Maya before encroaching Spaniards a hundred and fifty years before. The illustrations were inspired by the stonework of the Maya, and painted art. She combines her knowledge of archeology with the blue-grey stonelike figures and vivid colours of the forest to create a simple version of the usually embellished Popul Vuh. Dramatic illustrations, binding too tight to photograph..

$15.00

 

2792 The Thunder God's Son - Dewey

The Thunder God's Son.

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$12.00

 

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