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Mexican Folk Tales
A Spoon for Every Bite by Joe Hayes
American Folklore compiled by John O. West. Little Rock: August House, 1988.
Ashes for gold : a tale from Mexico. Maitland, Katherine. - Mondo, Greenvale, N.Y. : 1994.
Beneath the stone : a Mexican Zapotec tale. Wolf, Bernard, 1930- - Orchard Books, New York : c1994.
Borderland jaguars = Tigres de la frontera. Brown, David E. (David Earl), 1938- - University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City : c2001.
Borreguita and the coyote : a tale from Ayutla, Mexico retold by Verna Aardema
Chicana traditions :--continuity and change - University of Illinois -, c2002.
Chicano Folklore : A Guide to the Folktales, Traditions, Rituals and Religious Practices of Mexican Americans -- by Rafaela G. Castro;
Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert
Doctor Coyote. John Bierhorst. It's fables, but some are from Mexico.
Domitila : a Cinderella tale from the Mexican tradition Coburn, Jewell Reinhart. - Shen's Books, Auburn, Calif. : c2000.
Dragonfly's tale Rodanas, Kristina. - Clarion Books, New York : c1991. (
Everyone knows Gato Pinto : more tales from Spanish New Mexico Hayes, Joe. - Mariposa Pub., Santa Fe, N.M. : 1992.
Fair is fair : world folktales of justice Creeden, Sharon, 1938- - August House Publishers, Little Rock, AR :c1994.
Fiesta femenina : celebrating women in Mexican folktale. Gerson, Mary-Joan. - Barefoot Books, New York : c2001.
Heroines : great women through the ages Hazell, Rebecca. - Abbeville Press, New York : 1996.
Hill of Fire (Lewis) (Reading Rainbow video)
How music came to the world : an ancient Mexican myth Ober, Hal. - Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 1994.
How we came to the fifth world (Rohmer) (Eng./Span.),
Josefina. Winter, Jeanette. - Harcourt Brace, San Diego : c1996.
Joy to the world : Christmas stories from around the globe Pirotta, Saviour. - HarperCollins, New York : 1998.
La hormiguita from Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children by Judy Sierra
La Llorona (The Wailing Woman) is about a woman who murdered her children for the love of a man and now her spirit wonders, crying for her lost children. It is often used to scare little kids (if you don't go to sleep La Llorona will come get you).
Land of the five suns. McManus, Kay. - NTC Pub. Group, Lincolnwood, Ill.: c1996.
Latin American folktales : stories from Hispanic and Indian traditions. Pantheon Books, New York : c2002. (
Lazy Stories (Wolkstein),
Legends of the plumed serpent : biography of a Mexican god. Baldwin, Neil, 1947- - PublicAffairs, New York : c1998.
Little Cockroach Martina in The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra
Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb by Shirley Climo
Mediopollito/the Half-Chicken or Lizard and the Sun, both by Alma Flor Ada.
Musicians of the Sun / McDermott (a bit hard for kids to get, I think)
Opossum and the great firemaker : a Mexican legend. Mike, Jan M., 1955- - Troll Associates, Mahwah, N.J. : c1993.
Pancho's Pinata by Czernecki, Stefan
People of Corn: A Mayan Story by Mary-Joan Gerson
Popocatepetl and Ixtacihuatl (two volcanoes near Mexico City) is an Aztec Romeo and Juliet story.
Rain Player (Wisniewski)?
Senor Coyote, the Judge in Twenty Two Splendid Tales to tell from around the world. Volume two
Song of Chirimia (Volkmer) (Eng./Span.),
Tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnson.
Tales the people tell in Mexico by Grant Lyons. New York: Julian Messner, 1972
The Barking Mouse from Read-To-Tell-Tales From Around the World
The Bear and His Sons : Masculinity in Spanish and Mexican Folktales by James M. Taggart, Beatrice Taggart (Illustrator)
The Bossy Gallito by Lucia M. Gonzalez
The Boy Who Could Do Anything & Other Mexican Folktales by Anita Brenner, Jean Charlot (Illustrator)
The boy who wouldn't obey : a Mayan legend Rockwell, Anne F. - Greenwillow Books, New York : c2000.
The day it snowed tortillas : tales from Spanish New Mexico Hayes, Joe. - Mariposa Pub., Santa Fe, N.M. : 1995, c1982.
The eagle and the rainbow : timeless tales from Mexico Madrigal, Antonio Hernandez. - Fulcrum Kids, Golden, Colo. : c1997.
The holes of Lagos
The Iguana Brothers by Tony Johnston
The legend of Lord Eight Deer : an epic of ancient Mexico. Pohl, John M. D. - Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K. ; New York :c2002.
The legend of Mexicatl. Harper, Jo. - Turtle Books , Distributed by Publishers Group West, New York : Berkeley, CA : 2000.
The legend of the poinsettia. De Paola, Tomie. - Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, New York : 1997, c1994.
The Little Seven Colored Horse. There's an edition by Robert San Souci illustrated by Jan Thompson Dicks
The Moon Was at a Fiesta by Matthew Gollub
The Mouse Bride: A Mayan folktale by Judith Dupre
The riddle of the drum (Aardema),
The Road to Aztlan by Victor Zamudio-Taylor, Virginia M. Fields
The Runaway Tortilla by Eric Kimmel is a Mexican version of The Gingerbread Man.
The Sun and the Fire and others in The Mythology of Mexico and Central America by John Bierhorst
The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston
The two mountains: an Aztec legend by Eric A. Kimmel
The witch's face : a Mexican tale. Kimmel, Eric A. - Holiday House, New York : 1993.
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