Las medias de los flamencos

Author: Quiroga, Horacio
- Children/Young
- Shinseken Limited
- ISBN: 9784880124193
- Release Date: 01-01-1970
-Reviewed by: America Reads Spanish

The snakes have invited every animal to a huge party in the jungle. The flamingos are excited, but they don’t have much to wear. Jealous of the coral snakes’ stunning red-striped skin, they figure out a way to concoct fabulous imitation stockings. This etiological tale from Quiroga’s 1918 classic Cuentos de la selva (Jungle Stories) revolves around where the stockings come from and how the coral snakes deal with a just punishment. Dramatic woodcuts convey a sense of the mystery of jungle life.

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