Retelling a Mexican Legend
From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency
La Llorona (The Crying Woman) is a sad and haunting tale from Mexico. Parents have told the story for hundreds of years to misbehaving children and to guard against vanity. Some say the story is about Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and a native Mexican woman who served as his translator. Her loss can be compared to the loss of native Mexican culture after the Spanish conquest.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||40|
Illustrator: Martha Avilés
Martha Avilés was born and raised in Mexico City. She has illustrated many children's books including Say Hello, Lily; The Shabbat Princess; and Stones for Grandpa.
Author: Pat Perrin
Pat Perrin has written more than 100 books with her husband. For 13 years she lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.
Author: Wim Coleman
Wim Coleman has written more than 100 books with his wife. For 13 years he lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.