La Carerra Del Sapo Y El Venado/The Race For Toad And Deer (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition)

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9781417742899: La Carerra Del Sapo Y El Venado/The Race For Toad And Deer (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition)
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Tío Keej, el venado, no solo es el animal más grande y veloz de la selva sino también el más presumido. El sapo, tío Much, decide que hay que ponerlo en su lugar y para ello lo reta a una carrera; luego se las arregla para ganarle ingeniosamente.

Existen muchas versions de este cuento. Esta es la version de los itzaj maya, donde la razón vence sobre la fuerza y el trabajo de grupo sobre el individualismo. Don Fernando Tusucún, un itzaj maya, se la contó a la conocida poeta y escritorio Pat Mora, quien nos la relata ahora.

Don Fernando Tusucún trabajó como albañil restaurador en la excavación arqueológica de Tikal, una de las más importantes ciudades mayas. Es una de las últimas personas de habla itzaj y ha estado trabajando con el doctor Andrew Hofling para documentar la gramática y el vocabulario de su lengua nativa.

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Pat Mora, a popular presenter across the country at conferences, campuses, libraries, and schools, speaks and offers workshops on literacy, creativity, leadership, the writing process, and serving diverse populations. "Sharing Bookjoy: Creative Literacy Leaders" and "ZING! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students" are among her more popular themes.

The author of award-winning books of nonfiction and poetry for adults and of many children's books, Pat received honorary doctorates in letters from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo and is an honorary member of the American Library Association. Among her other awards are the 2006 National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, a Visiting Carruthers Chair at the University of New Mexico, a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship.

A former teacher, university administrator, and consultant, Pat is the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children's Day/Book Day (Día), now housed at the American Library Association. The yearlong commitment to linking all children to books, languages, and cultures and of sharing what Pat calls "bookjoy," culminates in national celebrations in April.

Pat was named one of the "Fifty Most Inspiring Authors in the World" by Poets & Writers magazine in February 2010.


"In a bragging session, Tío Sapo, or Uncle Toad, disputes the supremacy of Venado, the largest deer in the jungle...Mora...creates a slyly humorous text sprinkled with Spanish phrases." --Kirkus Reviews

"In this Guatemalan variation of the tortoise-and-hare fable, the laurels go not to virtuous persistence but to crafty teamwork...the text is organically bicultural." --Publishers Weekly

"...this delightful retelling of a Maya myth... is appropriate for all collections and bookstores, and is a brilliant selection for story time. Highly recommended." --Criticas

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