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La Llorona: The Weeping Woman

By Joe Hayes
Illustrated by Mona Pennypacker, Vicki Trego Hill

Hardcover: forthcoming

Paperback: forthcoming

Have you ever heard the story of La Llorona, the ghost woman they say is crying and crying for her children? In this bilingual Spanish and English edition, The Weeping Woman retells the tale of a beautiful woman whose fear and jealousy dooms her to an eternal search for all she's lost.

¿Has escuchado alguna vez la historia de La Llorona, la mujer fantasma que dicen que llora y llora por sus hijos? En español e ingles, La Llorona cuenta la historia de una hermosa mujer cuyo miedo y celos la condenan a una búsqueda eterna de todo lo que ha perdido.

About the Creators

Thumb_joehayes Joe Hayes - Author

Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he started learning Spanish from his classmates. As Joe got older, he began reading the work of folklorists and anthropologists and gathering the old stories from the Southwest region. His books have received the Arizona Young Readers Award, two Land of Enchantment Children's Book Awards, the Texas Bluebonnet award, and the National Storytelling Network Talking Leaves Award. He lives in New Mexico.

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Mona Pennypacker was originally trained in visual arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she earned her degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Latin American Art History. Mona splits her time between El Paso, Texas and Rome, Italy where she continues to study and create artwork in various mediums, including painting, printmaking and graphic design. This is her first book collaborating with her mother Vicki Trego Hill.

Thumb_vicki_trego_hill Vicki Trego Hill

Vicki Trego Hill is a book designer and illustrator. She lives in El Paso, Texas.