Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet

Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet

Mexican Folktales

Book - 2003
Rate this:
This unique collection of fifteen folktales draws on the rich storytelling tradition of Mexico’s people and culture. Classic themes and fairytale elements are blended with magic and transformation and infused with Roman Catholic imagery to create a distinctly Mexican flavor and flare. The Virgin Mary plays the role of fairy godmother, devils gamble for souls, and witches make themselves known by dancing at fiestas with horse hooves instead of feet. And as in other folk traditions, cats, dogs, fools, soldiers, and princesses go on quests and have magical adventures. Lively retellings and vibrant, whimsical paintings, based on Mexican folk art, make these spirited tales just right for storytimes and a perfect introduction to this little-known body of folk literature. Introduction, notes on the stories, bibliography.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of fifteen Mexican folktales, capturing the spirit of the culture and people in the storytelling tradition.

& Taylor

A unique collection of fifteen folktales draws on the rich storytelling tradition of Mexico's people and culture, and features classic themes and fairytale elements blended with magic and Roman Catholic imagery.

Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780618194636
Branch Call Number: YS 398.2 HOR
Characteristics: 83 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DPL

To Top