A collection of seven traditional tales from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain retold in English and Spanish. Includes notes about each story.Sumario en español: Una colección de siete cuentos tradicionales de América Latina, el Caribe, y España contada en Inglés y Español. Incluye notas acerca de cada historia.
This book should be seen as both entertainment and an outstanding learning tool. By using the English on the left-hand side of the page and Spanish on the right, teachers and parents can introduce English-speaking children to Spanish or for ESL learners to improve their English language skills. Additionally, educators can use this Once Upon a Time/Habia Una Vez as an opportunity to discuss other cultures or for their students to reflect on the folktales theyâ€™ve heard and their similarities to these tales. MartÃnez has included endnotes to every tale, further explaining the origin of each tale, including why the tale is popular and variations in the title or within the story that might appear in other areas of the world.