The GIANT and THE RABBIT: Six bilingual folk tales from Hispanic Culture

 

Selected, adapted, and told by Sarah Barchas (August, 1996)

 

Spanish Language Consultants: Marilyn McClure and Anne Doan Woolfolk

 

Illustrations by Elizabeth Gething

 

Music by Roger King

 

HHM 106D – CD and Illustrated Guidebook (ISBN 1-889686-20-4) - $15.98

 

Released in August, 1996, these six folk tales reflecting the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture are shared bilingually in this acclaimed storytelling CD. Intended for ages 5-10 and above, this 70 minute sound recording is accompanied by a 36 page illustrated guidebook. While the book is not a read-along, it is a very useful teaching and learning tool for both children and adults. It includes story summaries, suggested activities, and lists of vocabulary, all shared bilingually in this acclaimed storytelling sound recording. The guidebook also provides a bibliography of suggested further related reading for each of the stories. It is a great resource for bilingual, ESL / SSL, and multicultural activities.

 

REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

-         School Library Journal, 02/1997: "The strength of the stories and the quality of the tellings makes this a good choice."

 

-         Booklist 02/15/97: "Barchas alternates between Spanish and English as she dramatically and enthusiastically tells six Hispanic folktales in this nicely varied production."

 

-         Parent Council Summer, 1997 "A good resource both for Spanish-speaking children and for children learning Spanish."

 

The American Library Association honored "The Giant and the Rabbit" as a Notable Recording for 1997.

 

 

THE STORIES IN ORDER OF PRESENTATION

 

All of the stories have been previously told and are included by permission of their respective copyright holders.

 

Band 1 - The GIANT and the RABBIT (El GIGANTE y el conejo) - A tale of suspense.

                                    Includes bilingual story summaries, activities, vocabulary

 

Band 2 - El Hombre y los Cuatro Burros / The Man and the Four Donkeys - A humorous tale.

                                    Includes bilingual folk tale, activities, vocabulary

 

Band 3 - The Riddle of the Drum (La Adivinanza del Tambor) - A tale of imagination.

                                    Includes bilingual story summaries, activities, vocabulary

 

Band 4 - La Hormiguita (The Little Ant) - A humorous tale.

                                    Includes bilingual story summaries, activities, vocabulary

 

Band 5 - ¿Cuál de los Tres? (Which of the three?) - A tale of imagination.

                                    Includes bilingual story summaries, activities, vocabulary

 

Band 6 - Los Dos Volcanes (The Two Volcanoes) - A tale of the power of the Aztec legend.

                                    Includes bilingual story summaries, activities, vocabulary

 

Sound recording © 1996 High Haven Music

Guidebook text © 1996 High Haven Music

Illustrations © 1996 High Haven Music

Music (p) 1996 High Haven Music, © 1996 Roger King

 

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