Prietita and the Ghost Woman (Paperback)

Prietita and the Ghost Woman By Gloria Anzaldúa, Maya Gonzalez (Illustrator) Cover Image

Prietita and the Ghost Woman (Paperback)


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Commended Lists - Am ricas Book Award, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs

Bilingual English/Spanish. Gloria Anzald a uniquely reinterprets the famous Mexican legend of la Llorona.

Ever since she can remember, Prietita has heard frightening stories about la Llorona-the legendary ghost woman who steals children at night. One day, when Prietita goes in search of the missing herb that can help cure her mother's illness, she becomes lost in the woods. Suddenly she hears a distant crying sound and sees flashes of white in the trees. Could it be the ghost woman from her grandmother's stories?

In her second book for children, Gloria Anzald a reinterprets the famous Mexican legend of la Llorona, the ghost woman. Surrounded by the live oak and prickly pear of the Texas woods, Prietita discovers that la Llorona is not what people expect. In this magical story, Prietita's search for the healing rue plant turns into a powerful journey of self-discovery.

Product Details ISBN: 9780892391677
ISBN-10: 0892391677
Publisher: Children's Book Press (CA)
Publication Date: May 1st, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish