Mayan Folktales by James Sexton

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A stunning collection of thirty-five folktales from Guatemala which transport the reader to the haunting stories of witches and shamans, spiritualists and apies, Naguales, or persons who have the power to change into animal forms and devils.  These stories are educational, instructive, mysterious, wise and sometimes simply funny.

About James Sexton

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James D. Sexton is Regents' Professor of anthropology at Northern Arizona University and is the author of many articles and books on cultural change in Guatemala's highland communities.
Published April 21, 1992 by Anchor. 265 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Finally, the highly entertaining story of the Rabbit and Uncle Coyote, in which the clever rabbit constantly outwits the coyote, cannot help but remind readers of the African-American tales of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox or modern ``Roadrunner'' cartoons--thus showing the universality of the emoti...

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