What happens when an old dog sitting at the dinner table with his master slides a whole leg of lamb, a big bowl of posole, a stack of tortillas and a bottle of wine to a coyote, who just happens to be under the table? A whole ruckus, that's what! But that's nothing compared with some of the other wild and wonderful folktales gathered by author Joe Hayes in this bilingual edition of The Coyote Under the Table. Like his signature collection The Day It Snowed Tortillas, this book is full of lively characters and laugh-out-loud stories. There's a trio of unsuitable suitors who court a clever young girl and end up being scared out of their wits one midnight in a haunted church. And a greedy man who learns his lesson on a day when he couldn't stop dancing. And a spotted cat who is actually a guardian angel in disguise. "Once again Hayes intrigues and amuses with this charming compilation." —Booklist "These wise and witty tales continue to repay fresh encounters." —Kirkus Reviews Joe Hayes is a nationally recognized author and storyteller. Joe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travels extensively throughout the United States, visiting schools and storytelling festivals. Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. He has illustrated dozens of children's books including other Joe Hayes classics Pájaro Verde and The Day It Snowed Tortillas (Cinco Puntos Press), as wells as Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard (Random House) and The Life of Louis Pasteur (Twenty-First Century Books). He lives in El Paso, Texas.
This Spanish-language anthology contains selections by 45 Latin-American authors. It is intended as a text for upper division Latin American literature survey courses. The anthology presumes a high level of linguistic command of Spanish, and it contains footnotes to allusions and cultural references, as well as words and phrases not found in standard bilingual dictionaries used in the US. Emphasis is on major 20th-century writers, while important works from colonial and 19th-century literature as also included. The diverse selections of Literature Hispanoamericana will enable students to have a more sustained exposure to major voices of Latin American literature than possible in anthologies built around fragments. By focusing on fewer authors but more significant selections from their writings, students will have a greater grasp of major canonical figures as well as emergent voices.
The novella, "Cornfield Laughter," is an interesting parody, and tale of the lives of a number of characters, in particular, two: Shannon O'Day, a retired labour worker in the Midwest (a man direct, with little social trappings), who seems to have led an arduous life of drinking, brawling, to a point, womanizing. And Poggi Ingway, past-middle age, a foundry worker; it is 1966. Both are searching for contentment in life. Shannon thought he had it, until his wife left. Poggi seems to have left it in San Francisco, in an afternoon affair. For that matter, all the characters in the story are seeking in one way or another, that same ingredient, contentment. Yet Poggi anticipates suicide. The story ends as all the characters are drawn together, a glimpse of their lives are given to the reader...to include the promiscuous young Annabelle and her co-worker Maribel, Old Josh the diner cook, Jake and Zam-Zam (a tap dancer). Included in the book are ten short stories; four in English and Spanish: "In the Eyes of the Bull" (Seville, 1998); "Hills like Green Iguanas," (Vietnam, 1971); "A Toucan against One" (from the Amazon); "The Book Story" (a spoof, of sort); and several others.
EXCELLENT, June 9, 2001 alan (BERKELEY CA) -GREAT READ! ABOUT THE TOILS OF PERSECUTION IN LATIN AMERICA. AN INNER PORTRAIT OF THE NOVELIST UNDER DICTATORSHIP VIVID AND LUCID WRITING. alan (BERKELEY CA) (In Amazon.com)
Set of selected representative elements of HM reading curriculum materials for first grade; teacher's edition volumes are incomplete, including teaching materials for Theme 1 and theme 5 of the ten themes comprising the complete curriculum.
Peruvian Poems, stream of consciousness, styles, are very easy to understand. Deliberately put into its present order; it has three sections; 28-poems; both in English and Spanish. Peruvian Poems, is an overpowering and deeply moving book of Poetry. It is considered Siluk's most important and remarkable literary work; much of it dealing with Peruvian traditions. Throughout the book, Peruvian Poems, Siluk emits the feeling that he loves these poems and truly enjoys what he is doing. Pure of heart these are rare commodities in a poetic world. Over 50,000-people annually go to see Mr. Siluk's travels on his website. He writes to an audience of some six-million people on the internet; and his Spanish-speaking audience alone could perchance exceed that amount. His writings (150-short stories; 31-books; 450-articles; 850-poems) can be seen on dozens of websites; magazines, books and newspapers. He has a worldwide audience. His books are in two languages, seven countries. He has had presidential recognition, and won a competition for being the most favorable contributor to an international magazine. Several of Mr. Siluk's poems, short stories and articles have been selected and put into, the educational systems in Eastern Europe, South America and North America. Rosa Peñaloza