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The Honey Jar by Rigoberta Menchu

The Honey Jar

by Rigoberta Menchu

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This is a dry story. It seems like so much life could have been added to it, and still have kept true to the original tale. I would not recommend it to any grade lower than 4th, and even then, KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE. ( )
  sapphireblueeye | Jul 7, 2012 |
A collection of 12 Mayan tales that tell ancient stories. The stories are those that the author's grandparents shared with her when she was a child. The anthology includes creation myths, animal tales, twin tales, as well as stories that explain natural phenomena such as rainbows.
  mrindt | Jan 31, 2011 |
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The Honey Jar retells the ancient stories Rigoberta Menchú's grandparents told her when she was a little girl, and we can imagine her listening to them by the fire at night. These Mayan tales include natural phenomena narratives and animal stories. The underworld, the sky, the sun and moon, plants, people, animals, gods, and demigods are all players in these vibrant stories. Enchanting images by Domi draw on the Mayan landscape and the rich visual vocabulary that can be found in the weavings and crafts for which the Maya are renowned.

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Ancient Mayan stories told to the author by her grandparents when she was a little girl .

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