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La Llorona / The Weeping Woman (2004)

Author: Joe Hayes [link to author's website]
Illustrator: Mona Pennypacker / Vicki Trego Hill
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Number of pages: 32 pages

La Llorona (yoh-RROH-nah), the ghost story to end all ghost stories, is now available for the first time in a four-color, hardback edition. In the original paperback duotone version, this story of the weeping woman, sold close to 100,000 copies. It is truly the best known and most popular cuento of Hispanic America. It appears at first to be only a frightening story filled with mysterious events that causes children to sit wide-eyed, to huddle together and listen spellbound. Yet, its the simple, universal wisdom at the core of the story that finally works its magic in their hearts.

ISBN 13: 9780938317395
Reading Level (grade): 4-6

Available in English & Spanish.