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Argueta, Jorge.
Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 6.3
ISBN 0888994877
How many of you have heard of the country of El Salvador?  It's a small country in Central America.  This story is a telling of a folk story from the Salvadoran Indians.   Rufina Perez' mother takes her aside one day to tell her the story of Zipitio.  He was kidnapped as a child a long time ago.  He nows lives by the river and appears to young girls.  He is a small little creature with backwards feet and girls are afraid when they first meet him.  Rufino's mother tells her not to be afraid.  Seeing Zipitio is just a sign that Rufino is becoming a woman.
SUBJECTS:     Indians of Central America -- Fiction.
                        El Salvador -- Fiction.
                        Fear -- Fiction.
                        Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.


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