Where Angels Glide at Dawn: New Stories from Latin America

Lori Marie Carlson, Editor, Cynthia L. Ventura, Editor, Jose Ortega, Illustrator J.P. Lippincott $14 (114p) ISBN 978-0-397-32424-8
Tinged with the surreal quality of dreams and fairy tales, this collection of translated stories amplifies the richness of Latin American culture. Reflecting a history of social upheaval and political changes, the selections reveal the quiet wisdom and deep emotions of a strong, enduring people. Ariel Dorfman's ``The Rebellion of the Magical Rabbits'' emerges as an allegory of the effects of a dictatorship in Chile. ``Tarma,'' by Maria Rosa Fort, describes the eternal beauty of a small Peruvian village that has recently been invaded. Other stories focus on the traditions, dramas and contemporary lifestyles of families from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and El Salvador. Bolstered by a glossary of terms and brief explanations of each entry's setting, these 10 tales are as accessible as they are intriguing. Ages 10-up. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1990
Release date: 10/01/1990
Prebound-Sewn - 114 pages - 978-0-606-02982-7
Paperback - 114 pages - 978-0-06-440464-8
Hardcover - 114 pages - 978-0-397-32425-5
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