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Folk Wisdom of Mexico

Proverbios y dichos Mexicanos

By Jeff M. Sellers,Foreword by Gary Soto,Illustrations by Annika Maria Nelson

5 x 7 in; 80 pp;
30 color illustrations
Hardcover
December 2004
ISBN 9780811847735
ISBN10 081184773X

SKU# 9780811847735

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Proverbs make truth into poetry, and the folk sayings of Mexico capture its wisdom, spirit, and vibrant life. Folk Wisdom of Mexicoa steady backlist seller, now with a fresh new covergathers the most delightful and enduring of these sayingsdicho...
Folk Wisdom of Mexico


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Folk Wisdom of Mexico

Proverbs make truth into poetry, and the folk sayings of Mexico capture its wisdom, spirit, and vibrant life. Folk Wisdom of Mexicoa steady backlist seller, now with a fresh new covergathers the most delightful and enduring of these sayingsdichosin a vividly illustrated bilingual collection. Striking a perfect balance between laughter and love, fatalism and faith, these sayings offer much to celebrate and learn. Annika Maria Nelson's dramatic woodblock prints bring the proverbs gloriously to life, and a foreword by renowned poet Gary Soto helps illuminate the lasting appeal these sayings have in Mexican culture both north and south of the border. Warm and insightful, the playful and sage advice of Folk Wisdom of Mexico is sure to both awaken and entertain.

 

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5 x 7 in; 80 pp;
30 color illustrations
Hardcover
December 2004
ISBN 9780811847735
ISBN10 081184773X
Jeff M. Sellers has worked as a journalist in Mexico City and in Madrid, Spain. He now lives near Chicago.

Gary Soto is a prolific author of books for both adults and children, and one of today's most celebrated Chicano authors. He lives in Berkeley.

Annika Maria Nelson studied printmaking at the University of Vienna in Austria and at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She lives in Southern California.

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