Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes

Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains The book, Love and Roast Chicken A Trickster is a folklore tale from the Andes Mountains in South America This books intended audience is for the P Primary reading range, ages 5 through 8 years old.This book is a tale of a guinea pig that continuously is able to trick a fox into not eating him In the end the guinea pig almost plays a trick on himself, but weasels his way out of it Once again the fox is tricked.I gave this book a rating of 3 This was because I liked the illustrations thro The book, Love and Roast Chicken A Trickster is a folklore tale from the Andes Mountains in South America This books intended audience is for the P Primary reading range, ages 5 through 8 years old.This book is a tale of a guinea pig that continuously is able to trick a fox into not eating him In the end the guinea pig almost plays a trick on himself, but weasels his way out of it Once again the fox is tricked.I gave this book a rating of 3 This was because I liked the illustrations throughout the book However, I was not so fond of the tale itself There tended to be too much manipulation but cleaver for the sake of the guinea pig, not so much the fox I am kind of up in the air with this one I do believe that the illustrations would capture the attention of the younger reader, but not a book I would be fond of using for the benefit of teaching the children If I had to use the book as part of my lessons, it would be used to build vocabulary and to show how easily one can be tricked, if they believe all anyone says So don t be tricked by strangers or others who may want to harm you.The book was read and reviewed in November 2013 This is a folklore of many similar ones known to South America it tells about a trickster and how the mind of someone small controls and outslicks the mind of someone larger There is a reverse used in the main characters in this book the animal that is known to be slick and sly in this book is the one being tricked by the other animal that is supposed to be dumb and docile This book can constructively be used for geography when discussing locations in South America, specifically those nations This is a folklore of many similar ones known to South America it tells about a trickster and how the mind of someone small controls and outslicks the mind of someone larger There is a reverse used in the main characters in this book the animal that is known to be slick and sly in this book is the one being tricked by the other animal that is supposed to be dumb and docile This book can constructively be used for geography when discussing locations in South America, specifically those nations along the Andes Mountains because it tells of animals known to that area This book also goes into the way of life for the peoples of this area and the languages that are spoken The pictures in this book are amazing and show the terrain as well This book also includes some Spanish words that are commonly used.This is a WOW book because it has a good storyline for children who will keep anticipating what would happen next The success of the dumb animal and how he always wins continues the excitement.Please note that this book was read electronically on Kindle Unlimited Year Published 2004Awards ALA Notable Book AwardAge Level 5 10This book is a folktale about a guinea pig who tricks the fox into doing various tasks for him Once you start reading the rest is very predictable This would be a great story for young children to practice figuring out what will happen next. I pull this out over Valentines for my 5th graders There is really no romance, but I like to threaten them with it In the end, this is such a great trickster tale. A question of translation Okay, so it looks like I read Love and Roast Chicken, but what I really read was Amor y Pollo Asado Un Cuento Andino de Enredos y Enga os, a Spanish translation of Barbara Knutson s story by Judy Goldman and Wendy A Luft which, I think, is really the best way to read this story since it s of Andean origin According to Knutson, He o do y le do este cuento muchas veces en espa ol en un bello y antiguo libro boliviano, de la boca de un gu a peruano en un pueblo e A question of translation Okay, so it looks like I read Love and Roast Chicken, but what I really read was Amor y Pollo Asado Un Cuento Andino de Enredos y Enga os, a Spanish translation of Barbara Knutson s story by Judy Goldman and Wendy A Luft which, I think, is really the best way to read this story since it s of Andean origin According to Knutson, He o do y le do este cuento muchas veces en espa ol en un bello y antiguo libro boliviano, de la boca de un gu a peruano en un pueblo en la monta a, en una revista boliviana para ni os y de nuestro amigo Edwin Sulca, un tejedor peruano Nunca lo contaron de la misma forma dos veces I have heard and read this story in Spanish many times in an old and beautiful Bolivian book, from the mouth of a Peruvian guide in a mountain town, in a Bolivian children s magazine, and from my friend, Edwin Sulca, a Peruvian weaver I never encountered the same version twice Far be it from me to decry the translation of such a story a story from the oral tradition, a story already comprising multiple variants and adequately preserved in Spanish in a variety of locations into English, but for all of those same reasons, I believe reading this story in Spanish preserves something of the integrity of this tale Nuance, cultural geography, and untranslatable aspects of language like rhythm are all preserved in the Spanish version and serve to, in a way, transport the readerfully to the Andes The fact that Knutson chose to write this story in English and leave the translation of it back into Spanish to others is rather unfathomable to me Clearly she meant to make at least the plot of the story accessible to English speakers My point is that in my opinion some non plot related but nevertheless integral aspects of the story especially since it is oral, easily changed, and culturally rich do not fully translate I believe that translation and cross pollination are generally good things however, learning another language aids cross cultural pollination rather than hindering it If you don t read Spanish, by all means pick up Love and Roast Chicken, but if you do, I would recommend this version Reading Log Title Love and Roast Chicken A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains Author Barbara Knutson Genre Non European FolktaleTheme s Folktale, Indigenous Andes culture, Opening line sentence type directly from text One day in the high Andes Mountains, Cuy the Guinea Pig, was climbing up and down the paths looking for something to eat Brief Book Summary 2 3 sentences in your own words Cuy which means guinea pig in Quechua is being hunted by the Fox to be his next meal Cuy Reading Log Title Love and Roast Chicken A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains Author Barbara Knutson Genre Non European FolktaleTheme s Folktale, Indigenous Andes culture, Opening line sentence type directly from text One day in the high Andes Mountains, Cuy the Guinea Pig, was climbing up and down the paths looking for something to eat Brief Book Summary 2 3 sentences in your own words Cuy which means guinea pig in Quechua is being hunted by the Fox to be his next meal Cuy uses his cunning to escape the Fox and works as a farmhand for a local farmer When he gets caught eating the farmer s alfalfa, he must use his cunning to escape without being punished Professional Recommendation Review 1 cut paste, details below From Anansi the Spider to B rer Rabbit, trickster tales appear in cultures the world over Knutson offers a less familiar trickster in the lovable Cuy the Hamster of Peru The gullible T o Antonio the Fox is his most constant victim, for the quick thinking Cuy can ever turn near defeat into smashing victory He manages to get the fox to hold up a rock to prevent the sky from falling and to hide in a den to await the fiery end of the world He also fools a farmer into thinking he s a very small field worker so he can eat an endless supply of alfalfa Even an encounter with a sticky figure la Tar Baby turns into triumph Using heavy black outline and tones of blues, browns, and yellows, the wood block illustrations zoom in on the characters and capture all the humor of the zany situations An all around laugh out loud delight Picture book folktale 6 10 Professional Recommendation Review 2 cut paste, details below Hazel Rochman Booklist, Sep 15, 2004 Vol 101, No 2 With echoes of Tar Baby and other African American trickster tales, this lively yarn from Peru and Bolivia focuses on Cuy, a wily guinea pig that uses its brain to outwit a hungry fox and a powerful farmer The dramatic wood block artwork, with thick black lines and bright watercolors, first shows tiny Cuy, high in the Andes Mountains, in search of something to eat Along comes the fox Tio Antonio hunting Cuy, who escapes by convincing the fox that the sky is falling and tricking him to hold it up with a rock Later, after being trapped by a farmer s sticky gum doll and marked for the farmer s dinner, Cuy deceives the fox into taking his place Knutson, who has lived in Peru, includes an author s note as well as a glossary and pronunciation guides for the Spanish and Quechua words that are part of the text An appealing tale of a trickster being tricked, this has solid child appeal Category Books for the Young Nonfiction 2004, Carolrhoda, 16.95 PreS Gr 2 PUBLISHER Carolrhoda Books Minneapolis , PUBLISHED 2004 Response to Two Professional Reviews I agree with the reviews that this book has great humor that is appealing to both adults and children The illustrations are colorful and drew me into the story immediately I haven t read many books where a guinea pig is the main character and I think that this could be an interesting protagonist for children, and one that can teach them about a different culture Evaluation of Literary Elements This book is wonderful because it ties in three different languages in its text Spanish, Quechua and English are all used in this book in authentic ways The author also includes a glossary in the background to talk about these potentially unfamiliar terms and she writes a letter to talk about how she heard these stories The illustrations are beautiful and I think she did a good job representing the culture of the Andes in this book, especially since she is an outsider in the culture.Consideration of Instructional Application I would love to do units on literature and folktales from different continents All my teachers growing up incorporated literature from different parts of the world, and I think reading different stories is a great way to understand other cultures, and develop a culturally responsive classroom Additionally, non European folklore is a great way for students to learn about different folklore outside the Grimm Brother s and Disney, because many European folktales is part of our pop culture Book level 3.1Lexile 570Fountas and Pinnell NBook summary In this Andes folktale, a clever guinea pig repeatedly outsmarts the fox that wants to eat him for dinner.Genre Multicultural This folktale provides a look into the culture of the Andes community in South America and includes language and phrases tied to that culture Mentor trait Word choice the author uses lively verbs, adverbs and adjectives to develop the story and keep the reader s attention The reader is anxious to read on Book level 3.1Lexile 570Fountas and Pinnell NBook summary In this Andes folktale, a clever guinea pig repeatedly outsmarts the fox that wants to eat him for dinner.Genre Multicultural This folktale provides a look into the culture of the Andes community in South America and includes language and phrases tied to that culture Mentor trait Word choice the author uses lively verbs, adverbs and adjectives to develop the story and keep the reader s attention The reader is anxious to read on Instead of said, Barbara Knutson used snarled, growled, yelped, warned, barked, howled, sighed, and gasped Classroom Integration Mini lessons Content Connections This book can be used as a mentor text for word choice As you read this book aloud, students can identify and discuss her word choice when it comes to verbs They could write or be given sentences that use ordinary verbs and be asked to revise it by changing the verbs tointeresting ones Practice on using of a thesaurus would be accomplished here.Other lessons ideas include finding examples of alliteration feasted on fresh alfalfa, licking his lips , writing their own trickster tale using different animals as the trickster and the tricked animal multiple modes could be used for this activity and writing a journal entry about which animal you would like to have as a friend, the guinea pig or the fox Tell why This folktale is a compilation of many trickster tales the author heard while living in Peru This story stars Cuy, a guinea pig who repeatedly outsmarts a fox intent on eating him Cuy tricks the fox into holding up the sky, hiding from a fire, and even setting Cuy free from a trap set by a farmer The author introduces several Spanish words and phrases throughout the text The glossary at the back of the book is helpful for translations and pronunciations of these new words In the author s no This folktale is a compilation of many trickster tales the author heard while living in Peru This story stars Cuy, a guinea pig who repeatedly outsmarts a fox intent on eating him Cuy tricks the fox into holding up the sky, hiding from a fire, and even setting Cuy free from a trap set by a farmer The author introduces several Spanish words and phrases throughout the text The glossary at the back of the book is helpful for translations and pronunciations of these new words In the author s note, we learnabout what a trickster tale is and her inspiration for this book I liked that it came from her real lived experiences in Peru and Bolivia and is true to the culture of that area I would recommend this book for students in K 2 Students could make connections to trickster tales from other cultures The author mentions noticing parallels between this and African trickster tales Students will also benefit from learningabout the culture of the Andes Mountains through the story, the author s note, and the new language words introduced Extension activities could include connections to Social Studies so students can learnabout this area of South America Format Picture BookAward ALAN 2005 ALA Notable Books for Children This award is given for commendable quality and or creativity in chilren s literature.Cuy, a guinea pig, tries to trick Tio Antonio, a fox, who wants to eat him In the Andes, the trickster is usually a fox, but the author knows one story where the guinea pig is the hero He heard it many times but it was never told the same way In this book he decided to combine his favorite versions.This book could be used with second and th Format Picture BookAward ALAN 2005 ALA Notable Books for Children This award is given for commendable quality and or creativity in chilren s literature.Cuy, a guinea pig, tries to trick Tio Antonio, a fox, who wants to eat him In the Andes, the trickster is usually a fox, but the author knows one story where the guinea pig is the hero He heard it many times but it was never told the same way In this book he decided to combine his favorite versions.This book could be used with second and third graders One day, high in the Andes Mountains, Cuy the Guinea Pig is searching for wild spinach to eat when Tio Antonio the Fox comes in search of Cuy to eat Tio Antonio thinks he s found dinner, but crafty Cuy has other plans Quick witted Cuy fools Tio Antonio not once, but three times Combining striking wood block artwork with an authentic South American voice, this sly trickster tale shows that clever thinking is key when you re out foxing the fox Discover about this title and Barbara Knutson at barbaraknutson


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