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Tales from Spanish New Mexico

by Joe Hayes
out of print,
only available in Paperback & CD

Kids of all ages are always asking Joe Hayes, “How can it snow tortillas?” Well, now they’ll know where to find the answer.

Product Details

10-digit ISBN0-939729-11-3
13-digit ISBN978-0-939729-11-1
Also Available InPaperback
Running Time73:17
RightsAll Rights Available
One of the “15 All-Time Favorite Books for Kids!” —Bloomsbury Review

Readers of all ages will delight in these magical tales. In the title story, for instance, a very clever woman saves her silly husband from a band of robbers. She makes the old man believe it snowed tortillas during the night!

In another story, a young boy gladly gives up all of his wages for good advice. His parents think he is a fool, but the good advice leads to wealth and a royal marriage. The enchantment continues in story after story: a clever thief tricks a king for his kingdom and a prince finds his beloved in a houseful of wicked stepsisters. And of course, we listen again to the ancient tale of the weeping woman, La Llorona, who still searches for her drowned children along the riverbanks.

Stories included in The Day It Snowed Tortillas:
  • The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El día que nevaron tortillas
  • Pedro and Diablo / Pedro y el Diablo
  • Good Advice / Buenos Consejos
  • The Cricket / El Grillo
  • The Little Ant / La Hormiguita
  • The Best Thief / El Mejor Ladrón
  • Little Gold Star / Estrellita de Oro
  • La Llorona / The Weeping Woman
  • Juan Camisón
  • The Prince / El Príncipe
  • Not to Readers and Storytellers

  • Want to know a little more about these stories, their plots and their origins? Check out this note by Joe Hayes to readers and storytellers that's located at the back of the book!

    Watch Joe Hayes tell the title story in this collection, The Day It Snowed Tortillas, in this free, online video, part of the Joe Hayes Storytelling Collection.

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