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The Terrifying Myth Behind 'The Curse of La Llorona'
The tall, thin spirit is said to be blessed with natural beauty and long flowing black hair. Wearing a white gown, she roams the rivers and creeks, wailing into the night and searching for children to drag, screaming to a watery grave. Though the tales vary from source to source, the one common thread is that she is the spirit is of a doomed mother who drowned her children and now spends eternity searching for them in rivers and lakes. Her startling beauty captured the attention of both the rich and the poor men of the area. She was said to have spent her days in her humble peasant surroundings, but in the evenings, she would don her best white gown and thrill the men who admired her in the local fandangos. The young men anxiously waited for her arrival and she reveled in the attention that she received.
When a ghost from folklore is spotted and the children get nervous, the young protagonist of Perla Garcia and the Mystery of La Llorona, the Weeping Woman investigates. In this alluring story, author Rodolfo Alvarado introduces the Hispanic legend of La Llorona and Spanish words to young children. Perla is not convinced that the mysterious woman is a ghost at all; she resolves, with the help of her brave and faithful dog, Valiente, to discover the truth behind the sightings. While waiting by the stream, Perla does indeed see the figure in white—and the woman in white sees Perla. The heavy, dark lines of the pencil sketches are evocative, effectively creating suspense, mild darkness, and a mood of eeriness.
We do not currently have enough stock to meet the quantity requested. We have 1 available. Friendless and frightened, Laney must endure the eerie cries in the night alone. Why does no one else seem to hear or see the weeping woman in the long white dress? The Audio Book on CD includes an audio recording of the reader read by a native speaker.
The lore states a woman was abandoned by her husband and was left alone to raise her two sons, whom she instead drowned in a river out of grief and anger. As a result of her actions the woman is condemned to wander for all eternity until she finds the bodies of her children, often causing misfortune to those who are near or hear her.
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