Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest

Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest

by Guzmán

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Overview

These deliciously gory tales are recounted by the talented storyteller Alfred Avila, who has recorded the stories told to him by previous generations. Included are pieces about La Llorona, the Wailing Woman of Aztec-Hispanic tradition; the hell that lies within Pancho Villa’s treasure caves; and numerous restless ghosts. This volume includes Avila’s illustrations of the spooky characters that populate these stories and represent the Mexican tradition of the Southwest. Here at last is the rich Mexican-American heritage that will take its place beside the headless horseman in bookshelves, nights around the campfire and Halloween recountings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611927382
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: 09/30/1994
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

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Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest : Stories and Illustrations 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
daniella11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is about a lot of diffrent scary stories. But i am ony going to talk about ony store called La Llorona.A long time ago in the old days there lived a women in mexico.Life was hard for her because her husband had died and he left her with three children.In time the children became a berden from the women.The mom La Lorona bet her kids and she didn't feed them she often left them by there selves to fend for themselves.One day she got tiered of hering them weeping and pleading for food,the women forced them in to a sack and dragged them to a nearby river swollen from the rains in the mountains.Although the children cried to there mother begging her to release them.As the women dragged the sack slowly to the waters edge,she can here her children cry out loud saying "please mother don't".Finally,the mother pushed the sack off the bank into the river with one quick move.She could her her chidren terrified screaming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very corny and it does not do justice to the Mexican Ghost Tales. I have heard stories when i was a kid and the way they are told in this book is just plain boring. No exciting stories, just the story written with no thrill or real life like. it's cool to read probably to a 5 year old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alfred Avila is my uncle and Kat is my cousin. Growing up we used to hear these stories which scared us all. Now as an adult my daughter has read the book and loves all the stories. My Uncle is no longer with us but with this book he will always be with me and I can still hear him telling all us kids the stories and scaring us to death.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am alittle bias because I am his youngest brother. I remember the stories when I was young and was always scared to death when I heard these stories. Now I read the stories and remember the good old days when we would get around the campfire and was told the stories. I encorage everyone to get this book,who heard these stories as youngsters. I hope you enjoy it as much as my brother did putting it together.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an adult who grew up in the 40's and 50's, I truly enjoyed the stories that were told to me by my parents. To see them printed in a book for my grandchildren to enjoy and see some of their culture makes me very happy. Thank you Alfred Avila.