La Llorona

Retelling a Mexican Legend

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

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978-1-939656-28-5
$31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Drama
BISACS JNF052030, JNF017000
Dewey 812
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 167585
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, and eSource

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.

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.