Fairytales en español
Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez (2020 - ebook on Overdrive)
With his red hoodie on and his bicycle basket full of food, Federico is ready to visit Abuelo. But on the way, he meets a hungry wolf. And now his grandfather bears a striking resemblance to el lobo. Fortunately, Federico is quick and clever—and just happens to be carrying a spicy surprise! Federico drives the wolf away, and he and Abuelo celebrate with a special salsa.
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The Three Billy Goats Buenos by Susan Middleton Elya (2020)
Three little cabritos have a clever plan to get past the grumpiest troll in the land. But then one of the billy goats wonders: Why is that gigante so grumpy, anyway? This thoughtful question sends their plan in a new direction, and the results are better than they ever imagined. Dashes of humor, empathy, and kindness make this modern twist on a classic tale a charming delight.
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La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya (2017)
El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree. The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa, but the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too. Readers will be enchanted by this Latinx twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru. This book won the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.
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