The king of the mountains : a treasury of Latin American folk stories
|Format:||Print Book 1960|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
SummaryA collection of more than fifty folk stories drawn from the traditions of all of the countries of Latin America.
ContentsArgentina: Don't make a bargain with a fox ; The eternal wanderer of the pampas ; The girl and the puma
Bahamas: Jack who could do anything ; Smart working man, foolish boss man
Barbados: The house that Strong Boy built
Bolivia: The king of the mountains ; Greed in heaven, growth on Earth ; The hero in the village
Brazil: So say the little monkeys ; Clever little turtle ; The boy who was lost
Chile: Lion and man ; The fox who was not so smart ; The good man and the kind mouse
Colombia: The Lord said, this is my house ; The great flood ; The mysterious lake
Costa Rica: Juan in heaven
Cuba: The silly owls and the silly hens
Dominican Republic: Who rules the roost? ; The Haitians in the Dominican Republic
Ecuador: Faithful to death ; The head of the Inca
El Salvador: How much you remind me of my husband! ; Pedro Alvarado and the Indian girl
Guatemala: The great blessing of the land ; The little, little fellow with the big, big hat ; The sweetest song in the woods ; Golden goodness
The Guianas: Bahmoo rides the wrong frog ; Who's strong? ; Smart Dai-adalla ; A promise made should be kept ; When a man is foolish
Haiti: Uncle Bourqui and Little Malice
Honduras: How the Caribs first came to Honduras ; The virgin of Honduras ; When Boquerón spoke
Jamaica: Anansi play with fire, Anansi get burned ; The gold table
Mexico: The love of a Mexican prince and princess ; Coyote rings the wrong bell ; The sacred drum of Tepozteco ; The holes of Lagos ; The miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe ; Pancho Villa and the devil
Nicaragua: Uncle Rabbit flies to heaven ; A sacred pledge should not be broken ; Ha! Tío Rabbit is bigger ; The king of leaves
Panama: The Spanish donkey and the Indians
Paraguay: More beautiful than the spider's web ; The blue virgin
Peru: The greatest wealth in the world ; Tale of the good, gay lady ; Evil rocks and the evil spirit of Peru
Puerto Rico: The story of the smart parrot ; It's better to be smart than strong
Trinidad: The legend of Pitch Lake
Uruguay: A sad tale of a silly fellow ; Oversmart is bad luck
Venezuela: Poor little girl, rich little girl ; The secret of the hidden treasure ; Juan Bobo and Old Tiger.
-- Latin America.
Folklore -- Latin America.
|Publisher|| New York :Vanguard Press,1960
Jagendorf, M. A.
(Moritz Adolph), 1888-1981.
Boggs, Ralph Steele, 1901-1994.
313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and glossary.