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{"id":1058583809,"title":"Whiskers, Tails, \u0026 Wings","handle":"whiskers-tails-wings","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/judy-goldman\" title=\"Judy Goldman bio\"\u003eJudy Goldman\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/fabricio-vandenbroeck\" title=\"Fabricio VandenBroeck bio\"\u003eFabricio VandenBroeck\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eClever animal tales from Mexico.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJudy Goldman retells animal folktales from five indigenous groups in Mexico--the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui, and Tseltal. Each story is followed by information about the featured culture, enriching readers' understanding of the diverse peoples who make up Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFabricio VandenBroeck's lush art portrays the richness of the many peoples, animals, and places that make up Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIncludes a map of Mexico, showing the location of each indigenous group. Back matter includes a glossary and tale sources, as well as an index and a bibliography.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/yes-we-are-latinos\" title=\"Yes! We Are Latinos\"\u003eYes! We Are Latinos\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/hummingbirds\" title=\"Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas\"\u003eHummingbirds: Facts and Folklore\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/under-the-mambo-moon\" title=\"Under the Mambo Moon\"\u003eUnder the Mambo Moon\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/whiskers-tails-wings-spread.jpg?13648462410258598636\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJudy Goldman, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJudy Goldman is the author of many children's books, both in English and in Spanish, including \u003cem\u003eDe astutos\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003etragones y mordelones\u003c\/em\u003e and\u003cem\u003e Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in Mexico City, Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/judy-goldman\" title=\"Judy Goldman bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Judy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFabricio VandenBroeck, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFabricio VandenBroeck has illustrated many books for children, for publishers in the United States and in Mexico. Among his works are \u003cem\u003eUnder the Mambo Moon\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Witch's Face\u003c\/em\u003e by Eric Kimmel (Holiday House), \u003cem\u003eOnce When the World Was Green\u003c\/em\u003e by Jan Wahl (Ten Speed Press), and \u003cem\u003eTorch Fishing with the Sun\u003c\/em\u003e by Laura E. Williams (Boyds Mills Press). He lives in Mexico City, Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/fabricio-vandenbroeck\" title=\"Fabricio VandenBroeck bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Fabrico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAesop Accolade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStorytelling World Award Honor Book, Storytelling Collections\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNew York Public Library Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAnne Izard Storyteller's Awards\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInternational Latino Book Award - Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book 2nd Place\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFive animated, traditional tales are enhanced by ethnographic information about the indigenous peoples who still tell these stories.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe author has selected tales not from the well-known Aztec or Mayan tradition, but from the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui and Tseltal peoples. Each short tale is followed by a description of the group's traditional customs and their contemporary lives, including their use of cars and computers (and, in the Huichol chapter, ceremonial peyote by chosen adults). The stories attest to the ingenuity of the cricket, Señor Grillo, over the force of Señor Puma's army and to the steadfastness of Mosni, the sea turtle, whose journey to bring sand from the ocean floor enabled Hant Caai, the Seri god of creation, to create land that humans would inhabit. The Huichol story explains why the opossum has a bare but prehensile tail. The humorous Triqui tale describes insects invented by their god of creation to make Man and Woman do some real work, and the last story recounts the scary encounter between a large buzzard and a small frog. The book is handsomely designed, with full-bleed acrylic-and-watercolor paintings on heavily textured papers starting off each story. Realistic vignettes emphasizing folk art and intricate clothing illustrate the informational sections. Comprehensive glossaries (with pronunciation guides) accompany each story, and a scholarly bibliography and index round out the volume.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the most satisfying folklore collections in recent memory.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGoldman’s selection of Mexican folktales from five indigenous groups includes trickster tales, origin stories, and brief narratives about the triumphs of unconventional heroes. In a story from the Triqui people, the God of Creation creates the irritating flea in order to prevent Man and Woman from lying about lazily; a story from the Huichol tribe tells how the opossum lost its tail hair. After each story, Goldman explores its culture of origin in detail, while glossaries identify local words and expressions. VandenBroeck opens each tale with a handsome acrylic-and-watercolor paintings, though the stories themselves unfold in large blocks of uninterrupted text, set against textured paper; spot illustrations give visual detail about the different native groups, particularly their attire. An intriguing introduction to Mexico’s rich mythologies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis well-crafted resource offers folktales from five indigenous peoples of Mexico. Each tale is accompanied by an overview of the group's culture and history and a glossary. The Tarahumara tale, \"When Señor Grillo Met Señor Puma,\" is a classic story of a feisty cricket who outsmarts an arrogant puma and his friends. In the Seri tale, \"Mosni's Search,\" a patient sea turtle is the last animal chosen by the god of creation to retrieve sand from the sea bottom, and she is ultimately the one who succeeds. The Huichol tale, \"Tlacuache's Tail,\" features an opossum that steals fire to share with the people and in the process winds up with a hairless, burnt tail. He finds he can use it for hanging upside down, and his resourcefulness is celebrated. The Triqui people live in the Oaxacan region; their tale, \"Ouch!\" celebrates the lowly flea and tells why he was created. The Tseltal live in the Chiapas region, and they are part of the Mayan ethnic group. \"Pokok Up High\" relates what happens when a frog asks a vulture to carry him aloft. The tales are straightforward and lively, and this novel approach to cultural studies should prove welcome and useful. The richly detailed illustrations, done in acrylics and watercolor on custom paper and completed digitally, add to the book's appealing design.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Media Connection\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJudy Goldman introduces the reader to Mexico and presents five tales from the lesser-known indigenous groups. Stories range from a cricket defeating a puma to the creation of fleas in order to encourage man and woman to work hard every day. Each folktale is short enough for students of all ages. Similar in design to a Social Studies textbook, sections describe the various cultures in which each story originated, discussing the land, people, language, way of life, and importance of the story. This would be a great tool for exploring and comparing folklore and culture around the world. It can be used in prompting students to create their own stories or investigate the stories of their heritage, or participate in storytelling performances. The painted illustrations contribute to the native feel of the book. Helping reader to understand the people of Mexico, this book fosters a greater appreciation of all groups.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/whiskers-tails-wings-cvr.jpg?13648462410258598636\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/whiskers-tails-and-wings-hires.zip?13648462410258598636\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-372-5\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-617-3 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 8-11\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 64\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorrelated to Common Core State Standards:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e(College and Career Readiness) Reading Literature. 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Each story is followed by information about the featured culture, enriching readers' understanding of the diverse peoples who make up Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFabricio VandenBroeck's lush art portrays the richness of the many peoples, animals, and places that make up Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIncludes a map of Mexico, showing the location of each indigenous group. Back matter includes a glossary and tale sources, as well as an index and a bibliography.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/yes-we-are-latinos\" title=\"Yes! We Are Latinos\"\u003eYes! We Are Latinos\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/hummingbirds\" title=\"Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas\"\u003eHummingbirds: Facts and Folklore\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/under-the-mambo-moon\" title=\"Under the Mambo Moon\"\u003eUnder the Mambo Moon\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/whiskers-tails-wings-spread.jpg?13648462410258598636\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJudy Goldman, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJudy Goldman is the author of many children's books, both in English and in Spanish, including \u003cem\u003eDe astutos\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003etragones y mordelones\u003c\/em\u003e and\u003cem\u003e Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in Mexico City, Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/judy-goldman\" title=\"Judy Goldman bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Judy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFabricio VandenBroeck, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFabricio VandenBroeck has illustrated many books for children, for publishers in the United States and in Mexico. Among his works are \u003cem\u003eUnder the Mambo Moon\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Witch's Face\u003c\/em\u003e by Eric Kimmel (Holiday House), \u003cem\u003eOnce When the World Was Green\u003c\/em\u003e by Jan Wahl (Ten Speed Press), and \u003cem\u003eTorch Fishing with the Sun\u003c\/em\u003e by Laura E. Williams (Boyds Mills Press). He lives in Mexico City, Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/fabricio-vandenbroeck\" title=\"Fabricio VandenBroeck bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Fabrico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAesop Accolade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStorytelling World Award Honor Book, Storytelling Collections\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNew York Public Library Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAnne Izard Storyteller's Awards\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInternational Latino Book Award - Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book 2nd Place\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFive animated, traditional tales are enhanced by ethnographic information about the indigenous peoples who still tell these stories.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe author has selected tales not from the well-known Aztec or Mayan tradition, but from the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui and Tseltal peoples. Each short tale is followed by a description of the group's traditional customs and their contemporary lives, including their use of cars and computers (and, in the Huichol chapter, ceremonial peyote by chosen adults). The stories attest to the ingenuity of the cricket, Señor Grillo, over the force of Señor Puma's army and to the steadfastness of Mosni, the sea turtle, whose journey to bring sand from the ocean floor enabled Hant Caai, the Seri god of creation, to create land that humans would inhabit. The Huichol story explains why the opossum has a bare but prehensile tail. The humorous Triqui tale describes insects invented by their god of creation to make Man and Woman do some real work, and the last story recounts the scary encounter between a large buzzard and a small frog. The book is handsomely designed, with full-bleed acrylic-and-watercolor paintings on heavily textured papers starting off each story. Realistic vignettes emphasizing folk art and intricate clothing illustrate the informational sections. Comprehensive glossaries (with pronunciation guides) accompany each story, and a scholarly bibliography and index round out the volume.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the most satisfying folklore collections in recent memory.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGoldman’s selection of Mexican folktales from five indigenous groups includes trickster tales, origin stories, and brief narratives about the triumphs of unconventional heroes. In a story from the Triqui people, the God of Creation creates the irritating flea in order to prevent Man and Woman from lying about lazily; a story from the Huichol tribe tells how the opossum lost its tail hair. After each story, Goldman explores its culture of origin in detail, while glossaries identify local words and expressions. VandenBroeck opens each tale with a handsome acrylic-and-watercolor paintings, though the stories themselves unfold in large blocks of uninterrupted text, set against textured paper; spot illustrations give visual detail about the different native groups, particularly their attire. An intriguing introduction to Mexico’s rich mythologies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis well-crafted resource offers folktales from five indigenous peoples of Mexico. Each tale is accompanied by an overview of the group's culture and history and a glossary. The Tarahumara tale, \"When Señor Grillo Met Señor Puma,\" is a classic story of a feisty cricket who outsmarts an arrogant puma and his friends. In the Seri tale, \"Mosni's Search,\" a patient sea turtle is the last animal chosen by the god of creation to retrieve sand from the sea bottom, and she is ultimately the one who succeeds. The Huichol tale, \"Tlacuache's Tail,\" features an opossum that steals fire to share with the people and in the process winds up with a hairless, burnt tail. He finds he can use it for hanging upside down, and his resourcefulness is celebrated. The Triqui people live in the Oaxacan region; their tale, \"Ouch!\" celebrates the lowly flea and tells why he was created. The Tseltal live in the Chiapas region, and they are part of the Mayan ethnic group. \"Pokok Up High\" relates what happens when a frog asks a vulture to carry him aloft. The tales are straightforward and lively, and this novel approach to cultural studies should prove welcome and useful. 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It can be used in prompting students to create their own stories or investigate the stories of their heritage, or participate in storytelling performances. The painted illustrations contribute to the native feel of the book. 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Whiskers, Tails, & Wings

By: Judy Goldman / Illustrated by: Fabricio VandenBroeck

Clever animal tales from Mexico.

Judy Goldman retells animal folktales from five indigenous groups in Mexico--the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui, and Tseltal. Each story is followed by information about the featured culture, enriching readers' understanding of the diverse peoples who make up Mexico.

Fabricio VandenBroeck's lush art portrays the richness of the many peoples, animals, and places that make up Mexico.

Includes a map of Mexico, showing the location of each indigenous group. Back matter includes a glossary and tale sources, as well as an index and a bibliography.

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Judy Goldman, author

Judy Goldman is the author of many children's books, both in English and in Spanish, including De astutos, tragones y mordelones and Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead. She lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Fabricio VandenBroeck, illustrator

Fabricio VandenBroeck has illustrated many books for children, for publishers in the United States and in Mexico. Among his works are Under the Mambo Moon, The Witch's Face by Eric Kimmel (Holiday House), Once When the World Was Green by Jan Wahl (Ten Speed Press), and Torch Fishing with the Sun by Laura E. Williams (Boyds Mills Press). He lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

Read more about Fabrico.

  • Aesop Accolade
  • Storytelling World Award Honor Book, Storytelling Collections
  • New York Public Library Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Anne Izard Storyteller's Awards
  • International Latino Book Award - Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book 2nd Place

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Five animated, traditional tales are enhanced by ethnographic information about the indigenous peoples who still tell these stories.

The author has selected tales not from the well-known Aztec or Mayan tradition, but from the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui and Tseltal peoples. Each short tale is followed by a description of the group's traditional customs and their contemporary lives, including their use of cars and computers (and, in the Huichol chapter, ceremonial peyote by chosen adults). The stories attest to the ingenuity of the cricket, Señor Grillo, over the force of Señor Puma's army and to the steadfastness of Mosni, the sea turtle, whose journey to bring sand from the ocean floor enabled Hant Caai, the Seri god of creation, to create land that humans would inhabit. The Huichol story explains why the opossum has a bare but prehensile tail. The humorous Triqui tale describes insects invented by their god of creation to make Man and Woman do some real work, and the last story recounts the scary encounter between a large buzzard and a small frog. The book is handsomely designed, with full-bleed acrylic-and-watercolor paintings on heavily textured papers starting off each story. Realistic vignettes emphasizing folk art and intricate clothing illustrate the informational sections. Comprehensive glossaries (with pronunciation guides) accompany each story, and a scholarly bibliography and index round out the volume.

One of the most satisfying folklore collections in recent memory.

Publishers Weekly

Goldman’s selection of Mexican folktales from five indigenous groups includes trickster tales, origin stories, and brief narratives about the triumphs of unconventional heroes. In a story from the Triqui people, the God of Creation creates the irritating flea in order to prevent Man and Woman from lying about lazily; a story from the Huichol tribe tells how the opossum lost its tail hair. After each story, Goldman explores its culture of origin in detail, while glossaries identify local words and expressions. VandenBroeck opens each tale with a handsome acrylic-and-watercolor paintings, though the stories themselves unfold in large blocks of uninterrupted text, set against textured paper; spot illustrations give visual detail about the different native groups, particularly their attire. An intriguing introduction to Mexico’s rich mythologies.

School Library Journal

This well-crafted resource offers folktales from five indigenous peoples of Mexico. Each tale is accompanied by an overview of the group's culture and history and a glossary. The Tarahumara tale, "When Señor Grillo Met Señor Puma," is a classic story of a feisty cricket who outsmarts an arrogant puma and his friends. In the Seri tale, "Mosni's Search," a patient sea turtle is the last animal chosen by the god of creation to retrieve sand from the sea bottom, and she is ultimately the one who succeeds. The Huichol tale, "Tlacuache's Tail," features an opossum that steals fire to share with the people and in the process winds up with a hairless, burnt tail. He finds he can use it for hanging upside down, and his resourcefulness is celebrated. The Triqui people live in the Oaxacan region; their tale, "Ouch!" celebrates the lowly flea and tells why he was created. The Tseltal live in the Chiapas region, and they are part of the Mayan ethnic group. "Pokok Up High" relates what happens when a frog asks a vulture to carry him aloft. The tales are straightforward and lively, and this novel approach to cultural studies should prove welcome and useful. The richly detailed illustrations, done in acrylics and watercolor on custom paper and completed digitally, add to the book's appealing design.

Library Media Connection

Judy Goldman introduces the reader to Mexico and presents five tales from the lesser-known indigenous groups. Stories range from a cricket defeating a puma to the creation of fleas in order to encourage man and woman to work hard every day. Each folktale is short enough for students of all ages. Similar in design to a Social Studies textbook, sections describe the various cultures in which each story originated, discussing the land, people, language, way of life, and importance of the story. This would be a great tool for exploring and comparing folklore and culture around the world. It can be used in prompting students to create their own stories or investigate the stories of their heritage, or participate in storytelling performances. The painted illustrations contribute to the native feel of the book. Helping reader to understand the people of Mexico, this book fosters a greater appreciation of all groups.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-372-5

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ISBN: 978-1-60734-617-3 PDF
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Ages: 8-11
Page count: 64

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
(College and Career Readiness) Reading Literature. Grades 3 to 6. Standards 1 to 7, 9, and 10.