Trinity University Press

Aubrey Smith Carter

Aubrey Smith Carter taught Spanish at Milton Academy in Massachusetts for twenty-five years. She is the author of two Spanish readers, Mayan Safari and Inca Safari. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

The Enchanted Lizard

A bilingual children’s book, The Enchanted Lizard (La Lagartijita Magica) is set in the noted pottery-making village of Mata Ortiz, in the Chihuahuan desert of northern Mexico. In the story villagers live happily in the sunlight and sleep peacefully under the moon, though mischievous spirits fly through the streets and enter the dreams of children. A pet lizard named Lila protects Marina...