and Songs of
Juan Bobo and
Juan Bobo likes nothing better than to play with his puerco,
his pig. So when his mother asks him to take good care of the pig while
she goes to church, la iglesia, Juan promises that he will. But
little does his mother imagine what mischief Juan will get into!
updated folktale that is spiced with Spanish words and some very modern
twists, skilled storyteller Felix has created his own high-spirited version
of Puerto Rico's folk hero, Juan Bobo. And illustrator Christy Hale's
bold, stylish linoleum-block prints perfectly capture the spirit and Caribbean
flavor of this humorous story.
and the Witch:
At Paco's house, everyone is busy preparing for una fiesta. So
when his mother realizes that she has one last thing to fetch from the
store, Paco volunteers to make the long trip through the woods to the
village below. The woods are beautiful, but Paco is wary, for su
abuela, his grandmother, has warned him of the evil witch who lives
there. Paco knows he shouldn't stop, but he is so tired! Surely if he
sat down for just one moment...
is another lively folk tale from Puerto Rico, seasoned with Spanish
words and retold in Mr. Pitre's own unique style. Once again the story
is visualized with Christy Hale's brilliant illustrations that capture
the heart and soul of the story.
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