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Red Ridin' in the Hood: and Other Cuentos

by Patricia Santos Marcantonio

Famous tales refashioned in Latin American settingsEleven classic tales are retold with an injection of Latino culture, providing a twist on the traditional forms while sustaining a freshness all their own. The title story, "Red Ridin' in the Hood," moves the...

Famous tales refashioned in Latin American settings

Eleven classic tales are retold with an injection of Latino culture, providing a twist on the traditional forms while sustaining a freshness all their own. The title story, "Red Ridin' in the Hood," moves the setting to the barrio, where Red decides to brave dangerous Forest Street in order to reach her abuelita and encounters the menacing wolf in a thumping Chevy lowrider. Some stories are set in the Mexican countryside; in "Belleza y La Bestia," the beautiful heroine is a defender of the Revolution and teaches the beast about the righteousness of the freedom fighters. "El Día de los Muertos," a retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, takes place in the time of the Aztecs and casts Orpheus as the feather-maker Nochehuatl.

These and the other cuentos in this book are further brought to life by abundant illustrations, by turns comical and poignant.

Hardcover - 192 pages - $17.99
ISBN: 0374362416 (ISBN13: 9780374362416)
Published May 2, 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
First published 2005

requested by

Mrs. Garcia (4th Grade ELA)

at Stafford Elementary School, Stafford, TX

Here since Aug 17, 2018

Open requests - 38 Books received - 7

I am very passionate about teaching the importance of loving to learn! I like to instill in my students that learning never stops, no matter how old you get. And learning doesn't stop just because you are out of school... you keep the hunger for knowledge alive always, and this will help you be your best authentic self and help make the world a better place!

why I requested this book

This would be a great addition to my bilingual classroom, which is in need of more spanish ans latin culture books.

This would be a great addition to my bilingual classroom, which is in need of more spanish ans latin culture books.

the class

I have close to 45 bright students, all in need of being exposed to rich text and the importance of reading! We are a Title 1 school, and all resources are...

I have close to 45 bright students, all in need of being exposed to rich text and the importance of reading! We are a Title 1 school, and all resources are precious and greatly appreciated. Many of them do not have books or resources in their homes, so it is very important to me to be able to help open those doors for them.

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