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Birth of the fifth sun : and other Mesoamerican tales

Author: Jo Harper
Publisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A retelling of traditional folk tales that originate from Mexico and Central America. They reflect the pre-Colombian, Mesoamerican worldview, and include characters like Quetzalcoatl and trickster figures like coyote. A few of the tales are contemporary and seem to originate from Nahuatl-speaking descendants of the Aztecs"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harper, Jo.
Birth of the fifth sun.
Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)760526580
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Harper
ISBN: 9780896726253 0896726258
OCLC Number: 181079185
Description: xii, 112 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jo Harper ; illustrated by Irma Martinez Sizer.
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Includes such short tales as - "Quetzalcoatl and Tezca: Birth of the Fifth Sun"; "Who Will Be the People?"; "Corn Mountain"; "Who Can Teach the People?"; "Music Is Born"; "Quetzalcoatl Falls"; "Tezca  Read more...

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"These stories are charming, humorous, interesting and a great window on the culture of Mexico and Central America. Each story is a teaching story about the history of the birth of various aspects of Read more...

 
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