CB - Bierhorst and Parker, The Monkey's Haircut and other Stories Told by the Maya
Terra Experience Collection
֍The Monkey's Haircut and other Stories Told by the Maya; Bierhorst, John (ed) and Robert A. Parker, Illustrator (1986) 158 pp., 19 oz --- [grades 5-8 and older] [Mayan Legends and Folk Tales]
This collection of 22 Maya folktales includes myths of the gods, just-so-stories, witch stories, and animal trickster tales. Although told in the twentieth century, come of these stories go back to the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the ancient Maya. ... The two million Maya living in Guatemala and southern Mexico remember stories heard a thousand years ago. But they also tell newer tales, borrowed from European and African sources... Both old and new are included in this unusual storybook, which features tales that are favorites of the Maya themselves.
Limited quantities available (out of print)