BOOKS - CULTURE

Love and Roast Chicken

By Barbara Knutson

In this delightfully sly Peruvian folktale, Cuy the Guinea Pig twice tricks Tio Antonio the Fox to avoid being eaten; afterward, not wanting to push his luck, Cuy heads down to the valley to keep out of the fox's way. Disguised in a poncho and hat, devious Cuy is hired to tend an alfalfa field.

From Castle to Cowboys

By Scottie Fredrickson

This unique collection includes cultural information and activities for all of the official Spanish-speaking countries of the world. Included are games, flash cards, maps, flags, coats-of-arms and activity sheets which emphasize the diversity and excitement of the Hispanic world. The goal is cultural awareness through the sharing of information concerning history, geography, sports, folk art, architecture and other aspects of the humanities. Learn about the quipu, the ancient Inca method of inventory, and Puerto Rico's mascot, el coquí! This fun-filled book is a must for teachers who want to add culture in an entertaining and enriching fashion to their Spanish curriculum.

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Leyendas con Canciones

By Patti Lozano

Ten well-known ageless Hispanic legends, each beginning with an original illustration and told first in Spanish and then in English. All are followed by an original song, lyrics and musical notation, and can be enjoyed on the accompanying audio cassette.

The reproducible Activity Masters encourage learners to further develop their reading and writing skills through creative activities.

The legends are being told in English and Spanish.

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