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A new edition of a folktale classic, now with five more stories about wonderfully clever women!
A bilingual collection of humorous trickster tales, in which women pit their formidable intelligence to outwit villains, husbands, brothers, fathers, and sweethearts. From the kind woman who tricked two men who thought they had robbed her of a ham to the woman who saved her gold by tricking her foolish husband into thinking it had snowed tortillas, these tales cultivate lessons of honesty, goodness, hospitality, and honor—not to mention intelligence and wit to survive. As Joe Hayes points out, “People the world over tell stories of a humble individual tricking an overbearing person of higher status, but the idea is especially cherished in Hispanic storylore. Making the trickster a woman, who would traditionally be thought of as less powerful than a man, adds spice to the trick.”
Joe Hayes is a nationally recognized author and storyteller. His Cinco Puntos Collection has sold well over 1,000,000 copies. Joe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travels extensively throughout the United States, visiting schools and storytelling festivals.
Vicki Trego Hill is the illustrator for the classic, best-selling ghost story La Llorona, the Weeping Woman by Joe Hayes. She has been a principal book designer for Cinco Puntos Press since its inception in 1985.