South American Jungle Tales


Read by James K. White

(4.7 stars; 15 reviews)

The stories in South American Jungle Tales center on the relationships between people and the different creatures Quiroga came into contact with on his farm in Misiones, a region of jungle in Uruguay along the banks of the Upper Parana river. Each story quickly evolves into a fantastical realm where the various animals take on familiar human characteristics. These stories, of course, are a metaphor for how man interacts with nature. They are used to show how human beings are an integral part of a greater ecosystem; and can either chose to exploit it to his detriment, or to live in harmony within it. - Summary by James K. White (2 hr 26 min)

Chapters

How the Rays Defended the Ford 25:08 Read by James K. White
The Story of Two Raccoon Cubs and Two Man Cubs 19:02 Read by James K. White
The Parrot That Lost Its Tail 15:46 Read by James K. White
The Blind Doe 16:46 Read by James K. White
The Alligator War 26:28 Read by James K. White
How the Flamingoes Got Their Stockings 12:00 Read by James K. White
The Lazy Bee 17:59 Read by James K. White
The Giant Tortoise's Golden Rule 13:47 Read by James K. White

Reviews

Delightful! I second that!


(5 stars)

A truly enjoyable reading by James K. White of Chula Vista, charming translation by Arthur Livingston.

Delightful!


(5 stars)

An absolutely charming collection of stories, beautifully narrated.