The Donkey Lady Fights La Llorona
And Other StoriesBook - 2015
Margarito is eleven years old now and he's way past believing in Grandpa Ventura's ghost stories, but he loves listening to them anyway. One evening on his way home from his grandfather's, Margarito finds himself alone in the gathering dusk, crossing a narrow bridge. Suddenly, a woman in white floats towards him and calls, "Come to me, child … come to me!" He frantically hides in the shallow river, but soon sees a pair of yellow, glowing eyes swimming towards him. Before long, the Donkey Lady and La Llorona are circling each other, fighting to claim poor Margarito as their next victim!
Popular storyteller Xavier Garza returns with another collection of eerie tales full of creepy creatures from Latin American lore. There are duendes, bald, green-skinned brutes with sharp teeth; thunderbirds, giant pterodactyl-like things that discharge electricity from their wings during thunderstorms; and blood-sucking beasts that drain every single drop of blood from their victims’ bodies!
Set in contemporary times, Garza's young protagonists deal with much more than just the supernatural: there are chupacabras and drug dealers, witches and bullies, a jealous cousin and the devil. Accompanied by the author's dramatic black and white illustrations, the short, blood-curdling stories in this bilingual collection for ages 8 – 12 are sure to bewitch a whole new generation of young people.
A second collection of eerie tales from Latin American lore depicts the encounters of traditional and contemporary people with a variety of creepy creatures.
From Library Staff
PimaLib_SWBooks Nov 16, 2016
This fun, bilingual collection of Mexican-inspired short horror tales would be a treat for a camp fire read-aloud or other get-together for kids ages 9 - 12. One of the offerings, Tunnels, starts with a boy falling into a tunnel and confronting some drug dealers. Luckily his dog, Chato, comes to ... Read More »