Four Ancestors: Stories, Songs, and Poems from Native North America

Fire, Earth, Water, and Air are the powerful and mystical ancestors of the earth, as told in an illustrated collection of tales from more than thirty Native American cultures that capture the power and mystery of the natural world.

The Log Driver’s Waltz

Based on the perennially popular Canadian folk song and animated short film of the same name, The Log Driver’s Waltz showcases a spunky, independent young woman whose parents are keen for her to marry. The town’s well-to-do doctors, merchants, and lawyers try to impress her, but it’s the humble log driver—with his style, grace, and joie de vivre—who captures her attention. When she and the log driver finally meet on the dance floor, their joy leaps off the page.

Romance De El Conde Olinos

This story is about two individuals that cared for each other. It starts with “El Conde Olinos” singing to his horse while he gives him water, on the shores of the sea. The queen hears him and encourages her daughter to listen to the song. The girl innocently reveals the name of the singer, uncovering some loves that are not to the taste of the mother who announces, “ I will send him to kill”. Their threats are fulfilled, and the two lovers die. But the lovers become two birds that will fly together.

American Folk Tales and Songs and Other Examples of English-American Tradition as Preserved in the Appalachian Mountains and Elsewhere in the United States

americanFull of lively stories, jokes, and games for performance, the book also includes 40 songs with melody and guitar chords. Written by the outstanding practicing folk performer. Includes 44 illustrations.

Canciones Y Poemas Para Niños

This book of poems by one of Spain’s most illustrious 20th century writers asks questions like: Do lizards cry? No one has ever seen them except poets who have the ability to see wonder whereever. Among the 40 poems selected in this small volume are those songs and verses the poet dedicated to his young friends, modern ‘romances,’ popular folk songs, as well as a lovely collection of fascinating poems.

Joan Baez: Folksinger for Peace (Great Hispanics of Our Time)

A biography of the Mexican American folk singer who became a political activist and who wrote and sang songs that inspired people to make the world better.