20539 The Old Lady Who Ate People. Hinojosa

The Old Lady Who Ate People.

One of a Mexican folklore series published in Mexico with astounding mythic paintings by a young Mexican artist.



Gauto ... written and illus. by Anneliese Sinn. Exposition Press, 1960, 1st prin

Gauto and the Snow-capped Mountain.

A little Mexican boy hopes to gather cool snow from the high mountain for his ill sister, but there Quetzacoatl guides him to the wisdom of the mission below. A little classic, hard to find, by an author only briefly connected with Mexico; with very nice inked sketches facing each page. SIGNED by author.



Manuela's Birthday.

Manuela's Birthday.

A little girl in Taxco, Mexico, gets a blonde doll. A book with a stereotyped plot, but with appealing pictures of the little girl.



10587 Why Corn Is Golden - Blackmore/Martinez-Ostos

Why Corn Is Golden.

Guie'tiiki, The Chocolate That Turned to Stone, The Sunflower, Why Corn is Golden, Chiapaneco, Princess Xóchitl and the Aloe, Riddles. Each story introduced by a phrase from the story "Say to the Flowers: the gods summon you to the Hall of Names and Scents." One of a modern series of "Legends and Flocculates from Old Mexico," published in Mexico and illustrated in national style by Mexican artists.



9686 Tigers and Opossums - Kurtycz and García Kobeh

Tigers and Opossums: Animal Legends.

The Marriage of the Little Hummingbird, The Tiger and the Opossum, the Biguidibela, The Fly Who Dreamed That He Was an Eagle, Bigú, Better Alone Than in Bad Company. One of a modern series of "Legends and Folktales from Old Mexico," handed down over the generations, published in Mexico and illustrated in national style by Mexican Artists.



22045 The Talking Bird - Purnell

The Talking Bird.

"An Aztec Storybook: Tales told to little Paco by his Grandfather" Somewhat of a 1930's "country book" with Little Paco's life intertwined with the stories. The Talking Bird; The Eagle Warrior; Bird of Love; Jump-Over-the-Wall Bird; The Green Serpent; The Queen and the Giant; The Moon Princess; The Eagle and the Snake; Prince Brave Heart; The Feathered Serpent. Dramatic illustrations.



1365 The Old Lady Who Ate People - Hinojosa/Marciel.

The Old Lady Who Ate People

"Frightening Stories" The Wise Woman of Cordoba, The Voice of the Dead, The Chontal Giant, and the title story. A nice copy of this Mexican series with astounding mythic paintings by a young Mexican artist.



7379 Fairy Tales of Mexico - Wilson

Fairy Tales of Mexico.

Four tales: How the Basilisk Got His Crest; The Legend of the Mountain; The Thief in the Cornfield; The Coyote and the Turtle.



Emmy and the Blue Door.

Emmy Lane, a child of itinerant workers, decides to go on a Friends Service Project to a very poor Indian village in Mexico. Although she herself has come from a hard life, she is unprepared for what she finds. Follows Knock at the Door, Emmy.




Nadita was called Little Nothing because her origins were unknown. She lived happily with the old potter under a tree on the Padron's estate, until evil people from a travelling circus stole her away. Many adventures follow and she finds her name.



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