Six short Mexican folk tales for children are presented in Spanish and English. Each version is presented in its own booklet. The stories are illustrated with full-page black and white drawings. "The Man Who Owned the Bees" is a story about four boys who encounter Xachan'achin, the owner of the bees in the forest. "The Magic Lady of the Water" is a tale about a poor unloved boy who is aided by the Water Princess. "The People Find Their Home" is the legendary story of the founding of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City). In "How Cats Were Made," a cat molded out of clay to ward off a mysterious night visitor turns into a real cat and begins chasing mice. "The Monkey, the Buzzard, and the Eagle" is the story of three men who are punished or rewarded for their deeds by being turned into animals. In "How the Lizard Found the Sun," the puzzle of the mysterious disappearance of the sun is solved by the lizard who finds a strange glowing rock. (SB)
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