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Folk Tales Told in Spanish and English

by Joe Hayes
illustrated by Antonio Castro L.
Not currently available. Paperback is available.

Junior Library Guild Selection

Another classic collection of stories from the rich tradition of northern New Mexico, told by master storyteller Joe Hayes.

Product Details

10-digit ISBN1-935955-21-7
13-digit ISBN978-1-935955-21-4
LanguageBilingual - English & Spanish
Also Available InPaperback
Page Count144
Product Dimensions6 x 9
Publication DateDecember 5, 2011
RightsAll Rights Available
What happens when an old dog sitting at the dinner table with his master slides a whole leg of lamb, a big bowl of posole, a stack of tortillas and a bottle of wine to a coyote, who just happens to be under the table? A whole ruckus, that's what!

But that's nothing compared with some of the other wild and wonderful folktales gathered by author Joe Hayes in this bilingual edition of The Coyote Under the Table. Like his signature collection The Day It Snowed Tortillas, this book is full of lively characters and laugh-out-loud stories. There's a trio of unsuitable suitors who court a clever young girl and end up being scared out of their wits one midnight in a haunted church. And a greedy man who learns his lesson on a day when he couldn't stop dancing. And a spotted cat who is actually a guardian angel in disguise.

Watch Joe Hayes tell The Coyote Under the Table in this free, online video, part of the Joe Hayes Storytelling Collection.

Joe Hayes is a nationally recognized author and storyteller. Joe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travels extensively throughout the United States, visiting schools and storytelling festivals.

Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. He has illustrated dozens of children's books including other Joe Hayes classics Pájaro Verde and The Day It Snowed Tortillas, as well as The Treasure on Gold Street. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

School Library Journal
Hayes has a perfect storyteller's voice, and the words flow on the page as though children were listening to the tale in person.
- Tm Wadham, January 1, 2012 
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Midwest Book Review
It is impossible to open this book without wanting to finish it, or without laughing!
- February 1, 2012 
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Once again Hayes intrigues and amuses with this charming compilation of 10 classic tales from the Latino communities of northern New Mexico.
- Angie Zapata, February 1, 2012 
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Kirkus Reviews
"These wise and witty tales continue to repay fresh encounters."
- October 28, 2011 
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Horn Book
[R]efreshing depth and humor…The tales … will delight.
- Nina Lindsay, March 1, 2012 
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Tucson Citizen
"...filled with colorful characters and laugh-out-loud stories. Two standouts are “The Little Snake” and “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Dancing.” These bilingual stories are certain to engage readers of all ages."
- February 24, 2012 
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The softly detailed art has an intricacy and drama unusual in non-picturebook illustration. Source notes are included for each tale, making this an excellent resource for storytellers as well as a delightful addition to the 398.2s."
- May 1, 2012 
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Other books by this author...

Tell Me A Cuento / Cuéntame Un Story
by Joe Hayes
Price $11.95

Pájaro Verde
by Joe Hayes
Price $8.95

Watch Out for Clever Women!
by Joe Hayes
Price $10.95

Other books by this artist...

My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata
illustrated by Antonio Castro L.
Price $17.95

The Lovesick Skunk
illustrated by Antonio Castro L.
Price $7.95

The Day It Snowed Tortillas
illustrated by Antonio Castro L.
Price $12.95

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