Once Upon a Time/Habia Una Vez

Traditional Latin American Tales/Cuentos Tradicionales Latinoamericanos

By Rueben Martinez; Rolon Colon (Illustrator)
(Rayo, Hardcover, 9780061468957, 95pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

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Enter an enchanted world of kings and giants, where cockroaches play dress-up and coyotes fly to the moon In this lively bilingual collection of short stories, Spain and Latin America's most beloved tales are retold for a new generation.

From the grateful rooster who cries "Cock-a-doodle-doo " to the awesome spirit of the Mother of the Jungle, Once Upon a Time/Habia una vez celebrates seven traditional folktales and tells them in a colorful, fresh voice. In these magical adventures that are sure to delight, readers young and old will meet some of the world's most memorable heroes and charming tricksters.

Entra a un mundo encantado de reyes y gigantes, donde las cucarachas se visten de gala y los coyotes vuelan a la luna En esta coleccion de cuentos bilingue, encontraras las historias mas preciadas de Espana y Latinoamerica, reinventadas aqui para una nueva generacion.

Del gallo agradecido que grita "Quiquiriqui " al poderoso espiritu de la Madreselva, Once Upon a Time/Habia una vez celebra siete cuentos tanto populares como tradicionales. En estas aventuras magicas que sin duda te agradaran, conoceras a heroes memorables y a picaros encantadores.

About the Author
Rueben MartInez founded LibrerIa MartInez Books and Art Gallery in 1993. In 2000 he launched a second venue dedicated to children's literature. LibrerIa MartInez Books is now among the largest commercial sellers of Spanish-language books in the country, serving as a cornerstone of cultural events and community activities that promote the benefits of reading to Hispanic Americans and Spanish-speaking immigrants. Rueben is also the cofounder of the Latino Book Festival. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, the first ever given to a bookseller. Rueben lives in Santa Ana, California.

Rueben MartInez fundO la LibrerIa MartInez Books and Art Gallery en 1993. En el 2000 lanzO otro espacio dedicado a la literatura infantil. Hoy en dIa la LibrerIa MartInez es una de las librerIas dedicadas a libros escritos en espaNol mAs grandes de los Estados Unidos y se ha convertido en un centro cultural y comunitario que promueve la lectura en la comunidad hispana tanto en espaNol como en inglEs. Rueben es uno de los fundadores del Latino Book Festival y en 2004 le fue otorgado el prestigioso MacArthur Fellowship--fue la primer vez que se le otorgO a un librero. Rueben vive en Santa Ana, California.

Colon has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including the "New York Times" bestselling "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reich's "Jose! Born to Dance", and Jill Biden's "Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops"." "Mr. Colon lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.
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