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Tanili: An Afrocuban Folktale

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5 out of 5
Based on 1 Ratings and 1 Reviews

Book Description
Tanili is a magical story based on an Afrocuban folktale. The tale tells of how Domitila and her grandson, Tanili, use the enchanting song of a lizard to summon the neighbors to assist in the harvest of their cotton. Even the rich but reluctant Antonio cannot resist the charming influence of the lizards song.
Book Information
PublisherHigh Desert Productions
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages36
Publication Date05/15/2004
The Creators
About Maria Luisa Retana (Author) : MarĂ­a Luisa Retana was born in Cuba. She received her B.A. in Spanish and Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside. She has worked extensively with children of all ages in ... more
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About Mary Ann Hanson (Illustrator) : Hello, Let's see. About me. Well, I spent most of my life working as a speech and language therapist with children of all ages. After retiring a few years ago, I met a very lively woman named Mari... more
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Reader Comments
11/8/2007 Maria Retana said:
Tanili is a wonderful Cuban-folktale based on a post-slavery era in Cuba. It's about a lizard that has an enormous, magical impact on it's residents. Tanili can transform you, and allows us to see that color does not define who we are and as long as we work together, anything is possible. -J.... more

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