La Llorona / The Weeping Woman by Joe Hayes
(English and Spanish Edition)

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La Llorona (yoh-RROH-nah), the ghost story to end all ghost stories, is now available for the first time in a four-color, hardback edition. It is truly the best known and most popular cuento of Hispanic America. It appears at first to be only a frightening story filled with mysterious events that cause children to sit wide-eyed, to huddle together and listen spellbound. Yet, it’s the simple, universal wisdom at the core of the story that finally works its magic in their hearts. In the original paperback duotone version, this story of the weeping woman, sold close to 100,000 copies.

Joe Hayes is best known for his bilingual tellings of stories from the American Southwest. La Llorona is one of his favorite stories.


About Joe Hayes

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\Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller.
Published July 1, 1996 by Cinco Puntos Press. 32 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The most beautiful young woman of her small town, María disdains the local youths as beneath her and uses her wiles to attract the handsome son of a wealthy landlord.

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