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Red Ridin' in the Hood

Un libro in lingua di Marcantonio Patricia Santos Alarcao Renato (ILT) edito da Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2005

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Famous tales refashioned in Latin American settings

Eleven classic tales are retold with an injection of Latino
culture, providing a twist on the traditional forms while
sustaining a freshness all their own. The title story, "Red Ridin'
in the Hood," moves the setting to the barrio, where Red
decides to brave dangerous Forest Street in order to reach her
abuelita and encounters the menacing wolf in a thumping
Chevy lowrider. Some stories are set in the Mexican
countryside; in "Belleza y La Bestia," the beautiful heroine is a
defender of the Revolution and teaches the beast about the
righteousness of the freedom fighters. "El Día de los Muertos," a
retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, takes place in
the time of the Aztecs and casts Orpheus as the feather-maker
Nochehuatl.

These and the other cuentos in this book are further brought to
life by abundant illustrations, by turns comical and poignant.

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