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Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys

by Xavier Garza

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This book is a basic introduction to some of the Mexican folklore or ghost stories. I found it to be an entertaining read. That being said, once you've read this book, I'd strongly recommend reading Stories That Must Not Die by Juan Sauvageau for a more detailed account of the stories. ( )
  obscuresoul13 | Jun 12, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 155885410X, Paperback)

Have you ever been too scared to sleep with the lights off? Were you frightened by a scratching sound inside of your walls or the beady red eyes and knotted green fingers of a duende? In his first collection of scary stories, Xavier Garza asks us these questions.

The stories in this collection curdle with the creepy and crawling characters of traditional folklore. These stories brim with the supernatural: the mysterious disappearance of children who made deals with duendes, evil trolls who live inside the walls of our houses; the ghostly specter of La Llorona who floats along the creek bed, howling, "¡Ay, mis hijos!"; witches that turn into great white owls; a severed hand that hurtles across floors and catches a death grip; and even the Devil himself harvesting wayward souls.

These are all cucuys, supernatural beings who have come to haunt the imagination in these tales of wonder and warning. These delicious and frightful stories come down through generations of grandmas teaching children to respect the laws of nature and the All Powerful.

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Presents the author's retellings of fifteen traditional tales heard during his childhood in southern Texas.

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