La matadragones: Cuentos de Latinoamerica (The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America)
La matadragones: Cuentos de Latinoamerica (The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America)
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Annotation: A collection of three Latin American folktales retold in graphic novel form.
Catalog Number: #160742
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Publisher: Consortium
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-943145-30-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-943145-30-0
Dewey: Fic
Language: Spanish
Reviews:
Publishers Weekly
For his retellings of three traditional Latin American tales, Hernandez (the Love and Rockets series) creates panel artwork that-s satisfyingly crisp and sure. In the first story, an unnamed but resolute young woman uses a talking magic wand to slay a dragon and win a husband. In the second, a rat named Ratón Perez falls into a vat of soup, and the community grieves for him-until an old woman realizes that he might not be dead. In the third, Tup, a lazy but enterprising young man, enlists ants to do his farmwork and outwits his older brothers. Fairy tales with brown heroes and heroines are rare, and these stories are full of unexpected twists, as a rat wins the heart of a woman (-I have been meaning to ask you to go out with me for a long time,- Ratón Perez murmurs to Martina) and industrious ant employees build an earth oven and roast Tup-s corn while he naps. Sensitive readers may be disturbed by the mourning rituals in the second story, in which grieving birds cut off their own beaks and tails. Available in English and Spanish. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)
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Word Count: 2,576
Reading Level: 2.6
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 194233SP / grade: Middle Grades
Guided Reading Level: J

How would a kitchen maid fare against a seven-headed dragon? What happens when a woman marries a mouse? And what can a young man learn from a thousand leaf cutter ants? Famed Love and Rockets creator Jaime Hernandez asks these questions and more as he transforms beloved myths into bold, stunning, and utterly contemporary comics. Guided by the classic works of F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada, Hernandez's first book for young readers brings the sights and stories of Latin America to a new generation of graphic-novel fans around the world.


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