These 12 tales are a collection of legends, myths and folktales from 4 native Latin American cultures, spanning 13 different countries. These stories included here are retellings derived from pre- and post-Spanish arrival, and take readers on a voyage from the Caribbean all the way to Bolivia. Augmented with vibrant illustrations, these tales bring the culture, literature, oral traditions, and the history of Latin America to life for young readers.
Author Delacre begins each tale with an historical introduction, helping readers, ages 9 to 12, to locate the stories in the context of the greater picture. An enchanting introduction to the rich world of Latin American cultures, this collection includes a map of Latin America, a pronunciation guide for Indian and Spanish words, and notes and sources.