Humor and wisdom, greediness and stupidity, courage and cowardice, success and failure fill these varied and interesting stories -- twenty in all -- that reflect the countries from which they have been gathered -- Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Montserrat. There are Tales of How and Why, Animal Tales, Annancy Tales, Tales of Magic, and Tales of People. Mrs. Carter, as the wife of an American Foreign Service Officer, lived for eleven years in Central and South America. From her wide background knowledge of the cultures of many Latin countries she has made -- and freshly retold -- this lively selection of stories that children will read with delight and storytellers will find a splendid source of new material. Trina Schart Hyman has caught perfectly the irreverent spirit of the book in her outstanding illustrations. The twenty stories included in this collection are: How the Moonfish Came to Be (Antilles), How the Clever Doctor Tricked Death (Dominican Republic), Why Dog Lost His Voice (Haiti), Why Misery Remains in the World (Puerto Rico), How El Bizarron Fooled the Devil (Cuba), Brer Rabbit's Trickery (Montserrat), The Goat and the Tiger (Haiti), Compae Rabbit's Ride (Puerto Rico), The Tortoise Who Flew to Heaven (Antilles), Rabbit's Long Ears (Cuba), Brother Annancy Fools Brother Fire (Jamaica), Man-Crow (Jamaica), Snake the Postman (Jamaica), Wheeler (Jamaica), Malice, Bouki and Momplaisir (Haiti), Greedy Mariani ( Haiti), The Three Fairies (Puerto Rico), Juan Bobo (Puerto Rico), The Shepherd and the Princess (Puerto Rico), and The Miser Who Received His Due (Cuba).
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Book Description Atheneum, 1974. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110689304250