Pájaro Verde / The Green Bird

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Pub Date: 01/01/2005

Pages: 40

Trim: 8 x 11

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Imprint: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN 13: 9780938317906

ISBN 10: 0938317903

Price: $8.95 / $11.99 CAN

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic

Pájaro Verde / The Green Bird

By Joe Hayes, Antonio Castro L.

Price: $8.95

About the Book

Pájaro Verde, the dream-like story of an enchanted prince and nine curious sisters, is now available in paperback. Winner of an IPPY award, Pájaro Verde tells of a green bird who proposes marriage to a young girl named Mirabel. She only has two eyes, but her sisters each have a different number of eyes, beginning with the oldest, who has nine, down to the youngest, with just one. Though they mock Mirabel and her mother forbids it, Mirabel’s steadfast vision sees past the bird to a handsome prince, and she marries him! What happens next can only happen in a fairy tale!

Bilingual storyteller Joe Hayes received an AESOP Accolade from the Children’s Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society for Pájaro Verde.

About the Book

Storyteller Joe Hayes tells another classic tale in Spanish and English from New Mexico's magical folklore.

Author

Joe Hayes is the author of over twenty books for children and young adults. His writing style is storytelling-tested and has its roots in the oral traditions of the American Southwest. Each summer, he delights children and adults alike with his summertime storytelling performances at Santa Fe’s Wheelwright Museum. The rest of the year finds him speaking to thousands of readers around the United States at schools, libraries, and conferences. His book Ghost Fever/Mal de Fantasma won the Texas Bluebonnet Award in 2007. Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila, his collection of folktales from Cuba, won the Aesop Prize in 2009. The New Mexico Library Association named Joe the Centennial Storyteller in 2010, a storyteller so good he only comes around once every 100 years!
Antonio Castro Lopez (L.) was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has lived in the Juarez-El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of childrens’ books including Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard (Random House), Pajaro Verde, The Treasure on Gold Street, The Day It Snowed Tortillas and The Gum-Chewing Rattler (Cinco Puntos Press). In 2005, the government of the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, commissioned Antonio to paint a mural for the government palace. The mural commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Tomochic. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Texas, Mexico City, Spain and Italy.

Antonio Castro L., born in Zacatecas, Mexico, has lived in the Juarez-­‐‑El Paso area for
most of his life. The illustrator of dozens of children’s books, this is his fourth
collaboration with Joe.