The Lovesick Skunk

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The Lovesick Skunk

By Joe Hayes; Antonio Castro L. (Illustrator)

Cinco Puntos Press, Hardcover, 9781933693811, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2010


Is it true that skunks fall in love? Joe Hayes, that tall-tale-telling raconteur, is glad you asked.

About the Author
Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers-a nationally recognized teller of tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. His bilingual Spanish-English tellings have earned him a distinctive place among America's storytellers. His bilingual books are used in schools all over the United States. For twenty-six summers Joe has been the resident storyteller at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe. He has shared stories in over 3,000 schools and spoken at educational conferences throughout the country. He has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, and one of his tales was chosen for the book Best Loved Stories Told At The National Storytelling Festival. His first book, The Day It Snowed Tortillas, was published in 1982. It is a collection of some of Joe's favorite Hispanic stories from New Mexico, and has become a regional classic.

Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has lived in the Juarez-El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of childrens' books including PAjaro Verde and Treasure on Gold Street.

Praise For The Lovesick Skunk

"Move over Pepé Le Pew: A pair of black-and-white high-top sneakers become the love interest of a skunk— much to the chagrin of the boy who's wearing them."—Los Angeles Times

"Joe Hayes’s books are always delightful, perhaps because, as I read them, I can almost hear the warm, inviting voice of this professional raconteur This story celebrates the best of childhood: playful adventures, best friends, and unlikely tales that parents just never understand." —New Mexico Magazine