The Weeping Woman : An Hispanic Legend Told in Spanish and EnglishBook - 2004
La Llorona (yoh-RROH-nah), the ghost story to end all ghost stories, is now available for the first time in a four-color, hardback edition. It is truly the best known and most popular cuento of Hispanic America. It appears at first to be only a frightening story filled with mysterious events that cause children to sit wide-eyed, to huddle together and listen spellbound. Yet, it's the simple, universal wisdom at the core of the story that finally works its magic in their hearts. In the original paperback duotone version, this story of the weeping woman, sold close to 100,000 copies.
Joe Hayes is best known for his bilingual tellings of stories from the American Southwest. La Llorona is one of his favorite stories.