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The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Dia Que Nevaron Tortillas, Folktales told in Spanish and English Paperback – October 1, 2003
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"The stories are well told, rhythmic, and spellbinding, both in English and in the colloquial Spanish. Hayes is a fine translator, and these stories are a testament to his expert execution of this exacting art…An excellent purchase for storytelling librarians or for schools with storytelling clubs." —School Library Journal
"The Day it Snowed Tortillas was originally published in English in the 1980s and has sold almost 40,000 copies. Now available in a bilingual edition with new artwork by Antonio L. Castro, this collection's title story tells the tale of a poor woodcutter and his very clever wife." —Críticas
"The wide range of stories offers something enjoyable for everyone. The book also exposes readers to both Spanish and English through its integration of the two languages in the text. Overall, the book is enjoyable and fun." —Children's Literature
"Like the word tortilla, these folktales with their colorful characters and magical settings maintain a charm that transcends all language barriers…These stories deserve more retellings." —San Antonio Express-News
"The stories are well constructed, lean and full of twists and turns…Well worth the price. You may even want two copies of this gem." — El Paso ISD Library Review
"This brand-new bilingual edition of his signature book distills twenty years of Joe Hayes’ inimitable storytelling. There are great read-aloud stories here, including the beloved 'The Little Ant.' " —Yellow Brick Road
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The content itself is great, but the Spanish text in this book is so poorly edited that it is distracting to the reader. Read morePublished 2 months ago by deaconchic123
This book was much harder that I thought it would be. The words were more advanced that I was expecting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Is This Game Fun?
Wonderful book. Please see my review for The Coyote Under the Table.Published 3 months ago by Fran C
I love this book. I love reading in English these tales that are spanish to my son. And we read a little spanish tooPublished 4 months ago by JessicaJ
I love this book! I have taught in K-12 and this was always my "to go to emergency" book in case of a failed lesson or last minute killing time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael C. Rodriguez
I did not realize this was going to be a chapter book when I made the purchase. I am really looking forward to reading it when my child gets a bit older!Published 19 months ago by JS