Inquiry into Cultural Authenticity in Traditional Literature: The Great Snake . . .

By Judi Moreillon, Texas Woman’s University

In the Amazon, people often laugh at their own belief in fantastic stories. But all the same, they believe the stories.

Taylor p. 55

As we continue our inquiry into folktales, we travel south to Brazil to investigate The Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Fernando Vilela. Sean Taylor, a Brit married to a Brazilian woman, lives part-time in her home country. Taylor frames the retellings of these stories as stops along his journey up the Amazon River. Continue reading