64 pages, 10.25 × 8.4 × 0.2 in
August 1, 1996
Groundwood Books Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0888992564
ISBN - 13: 9780888992567
From the Publisher
This anthology of stories introduces us to the richness of the experience and culture of Latin Americans -- the people of jade and iron. Children will find a sampling of Latin American tale-telling, including exciting legends of warriors, princesses, volcanoes and magicians. Illustrations are by Luis Garay, whose work reviewers have said is akin in its tone and scope to the work of Diego Rivera (Publisher's Weekly, starred review).
About the Author
Patrica Aldana is the author of Jade and Iron and Under the Spell of the Moon. Luis Garay is a celebrated Nicaraguan illustrator who spent six months in Guatemala doing research for the illustrations in this book. He has also illustrated Jade and Iron, A Handful of Seeds, Cousins / Primas and Alfredito Flies Home / Alfredito regresa volando a su casa. One of the best young Latin American illustrators working today, Luis Garay now lives in Mexico. Hugh Hazelton is a multilingual poet and translator who won a Governor General's Award for his translation of Vetiver by Joel Des Rosiers. He lives in Montreal.
From Our Editors
It must have been strange back then in the 15th century for the indigenous people of Central America to suddenly be in the company of foreigners. The experience and cultural negotiation is caught authentically in Jade & Iron. Originally collected and published in a series of books by a group of Latin-American publishers, these 14 tales represent the aboriginal and colonial European storytelling traditions and their influences in Latin America. Weaving in and out of the new natural world and the traditions that ran throughout it, these stories paint a captivating portrait of what it must have been like to make contact with new people in a time when everything seemed so foreign.