La Llorona (yoh-ROH-nah), the ghost story to end all ghost stories.
This story of the weeping woman, has sold close to 100,000 copies. Have you ever heard the story of La Llorona, the ghost woman they say is crying and crying for her children? Some people say she cries along the river, while others think they’ve heard her in the desert, or down an alley right near their house. But almost everyone agrees that La Llorona is not a lady you want to meet late at night, when you’re out past your bedtime. Then you might learn more about her than you ever wanted to know! It is truly the best known and most popular cuento of Hispanic America. It appears at first to be only a frightening story filled with mysterious events that causes children to sit wide-eyed, to huddle together and listen spellbound. Yet, it's the simple, universal wisdom at the core of the story that finally works its magic in their hearts.