By Silvestre Pánteleon
Translated from Nahuatl by Jonathan D. Amith
Illustrated by Inocencio Jimenez
Follow the classic tale of the trickster Brer Rabbit in a one-of-a-kind bilingual edition, featuring Nahuatl and English languages alongside traditional amate bark paintings.
Uncle Rabbit and the Wax Doll beautifully recounts the Nahuatl (Aztec) version of Brer Rabbit, one of the most widespread tales of both the Old and New Worlds. Told by master storyteller Silvestre Pantaleón and illustrated on amate bark paper by Inocencio Jiménez, a self‐taught artist from the same village in Guerrero, Mexico, the book tells the story of trickster Uncle Rabbit as he cleverly makes fools out of his eternal adversaries: Don Caiman and Uncle Koyohweh, the coyote.
Presented here in Nahuatl alongside English translations, Uncle Rabbit and the Wax Doll shares a beloved tale with intercultural meaning alongside unique, detailed bark paintings and a Nahuatl-English glossary.
Silvestre Pánteleon is a master storyteller from the Nahuatl-speaking village of San Agustín Oapan in Guerrero, Mexico.
Inocencio Jimenez is a corn farmer and self-taught illustrator who has become internationally known for his detailed artwork.
Jonathan D. Amith is an anthropologist at Yale University. He recorded, transcribed, and translated this edition of Uncle Rabbit and the Wax Doll.