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La flor de oro: un mito taíno de Puerto Rico

El libro relata sobre como se creó la isla de Puerto Rico, basada en la leyenda indígena de los Taínos. El cuento lleva a lector a una época antes de la llegada de los españoles, cuando los Taínos que vivían en la isla le llamaban a su tierra Boriquén. El cuento comienza con la existencia de una montaña gigantezca sin agua ni plantas. Después, un niño descubre semillas flotando en el aire y las planta en la base de la montaña. Y así comienza el nacimiento de Pureto Rico. Con ilustrucaciones de Enrique O. Sanchéz. ALA Pura Belpré Award.

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Folktale picture book
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Folktale anthology
" This fine collection of folktales underscoring differing cultural values and way of considering justice...seem particulary timely for families with school-age children". -New York Times Book Review (for purchase)