La Llorona: The Crying Woman

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La Llorona, the Crying Woman, is the legendary creature who haunts rivers, lakes, and lonely roads. Said to seek out children who disobey their parents, she has become a ""boogeyman,"" terrorizing the imaginations of New Mexican children and inspiring them to behave. But there are other lessons her tragic history can demonstrate for children. In Rudolfo Anaya's version Maya, a young woman in ancient Mexico, loses her children to Father Time's cunning. This tragic and informative story serves as an accessible message of ...

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    • Title: La Llorona by Rudolfo Anaya
    • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780826344601, 0826344607
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    • Edition: 2011
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