La mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol / The Woman Who Outshone the Sun

La mujer que brillaba a n m s que el sol The Woman Who Outshone the Sun Retells the Zapotec legend of Lucia Zenteno a beautiful woman with magical powers who is exiled from a mountain village and takes its water away in punishment

  • Title: La mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol / The Woman Who Outshone the Sun
  • Author: Alajandro Cruz Martinez Alejandro Cruz Martinez Harriet Rohmer Rosalma Zubizarreta
  • ISBN: 9780892391264
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Retells the Zapotec legend of Lucia Zenteno, a beautiful woman with magical powers who is exiled from a mountain village and takes its water away in punishment.

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    1. The Woman Who Outshone the Sun, or the legend of Lucia Zenteno, was once oral history of the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico. This story is told in english and spanish. "La mujer que brillaba un mas que el sol" tells the story of Lucia Zenteno coming to the pueblo where all of the people are frightened of her and treat her rudely because she is distincto, different. Her hair is so magnificent that it shades people from the sun, but el rio, the river, falls in love with it and all of the water, [...]

    2. This is a beautiful story that has been orally handed down through generations in history from the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico. It reads as a poem made by Alejandro Cruz Marinez.It is about a very different and beautiful woman who arrives from nowhere into a village as she is surrounded by thousands of butterflies and her loyal iguana. However, because of her differences, she is feared by the community. Many people make up false stories about her and treat her cruelly so that she is eventu [...]

    3. I LOVE this story, and the illustrations. Comes with Spanish and English text, an Indigenous folktale from Oaxaca with subtle environmental and humanitarian themes. Great to read with students, and a must for any bilingual library or any classroom really

    4. This book is about a woman who is treated unfailry and the water goes with her when she leaves town. The town people have to find her and be remorseful for their actions before she will return with their water.

    5. Great legend to read alongside Dona Flor. My students loved that this book is written in both Spanish and English.

    6. The Legend of Lucia Zenteno, tells the story of a magical woman that moves a small village. No one knows where she came from or why she is there. The locals are very skeptical and outcast her because she is different. They are afraid of her magical powers and beautiful hair that she washes at the river. One day the villagers decide to drive her out of town, but the river goes with her. Without water the villagers are forced to apologize to Lucia. This book is based on a legend that has been pass [...]

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