La Llorona de MazatlÃn: A Novel Based on a Mexican Legend
La Llorona de MazatlÃn is a novel written by Carrie Toth and published by TPRS Publishing in 2014. It tells the story of Laney Morales, a high school soccer player who travels to MazatlÃn, Mexico, for a summer camp. There, she meets Luis, a handsome musician who has a mysterious connection to the legend of La Llorona, the weeping woman who haunts the riverbanks and lures children to their death.
The novel is based on the popular Mexican legend of La Llorona, which has many variations and interpretations. According to one version, La Llorona was a beautiful woman named MarÃa who fell in love with a rich man and had two children with him. However, he abandoned her for another woman and she drowned her children in a fit of rage and despair. She then wandered the earth as a ghost, crying for her lost children and drowning anyone who crossed her path.
The novel explores themes such as identity, culture, love, betrayal, and forgiveness. It also incorporates elements of Mexican history, music, and folklore. The novel is written in simple Spanish with glossaries and footnotes to help readers understand unfamiliar words and expressions. It is suitable for intermediate-level Spanish learners who want to improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary while enjoying an engaging story.
The novel can be downloaded as a PDF file from various websites. One of them is https://mydokument.com/la-llorona-de-mazatlan.html, where you can find the first chapter of the novel along with a teacher's manual that provides pre-reading questions, activities, and assessments. The PDF file has 187 pages and costs $8.00.
The novel has received positive reviews from readers and teachers who have used it in their classrooms. Some of the comments are:
\"This novel is captivating and suspenseful. I couldn't put it down. I learned a lot about Mexican culture and history while reading it.\" - Maria, a Spanish student from Texas.
\"This novel is a great way to introduce students to the legend of La Llorona and to practice their reading skills. The story is engaging and the language is accessible. The activities and assessments in the teacher's manual are very helpful and aligned with the Common Core Standards.\" - Carlos, a Spanish teacher from California.
\"This novel is a masterpiece of storytelling and language learning. It combines romance, mystery, and folklore in a way that appeals to young readers. It also exposes them to authentic Spanish and cultural aspects of Mexico. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish or learn more about Mexico.\" - Ana, a Spanish professor from New York.
If you are interested in reading La Llorona de MazatlÃn or other novels by Carrie Toth, you can visit her website at https://somewheretoshare.com/, where you can find more information about her books, workshops, and blog posts. You can also follow her on Twitter at @senoraCMT. 0efd9a6b88