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Abuelos
Author: Pat Mora
Illustrator: Amelia Lau Carling
Country/Culture: Mexican American, Mexico
Language: English
Type of Product: Hardcover Book
Item Number: AL154W
Retail Price: $9.95
ISBN Number: 0888999755 / 9781554981014
Description: The tradition of los abuelos comes from northern New Mexico. In the cold months of midwinter, village men disappear to disguise themselves as scary old men and then descend on the children, teasing them and asking if they've been good. The abuelos encourage the little ones to dance and sing around huge bonfires. Afterwards, everyone enjoys cookies and empanadas. In this charming book, young Ray and Amelia move to a new village and experience the fright and fun of los abuelos for the first time. Amelia Lau Carling researched the region for her vibrant artwork, and author Pat Mora's lively text captures the appeal of an old-world celebration now being revived.

32 pp.10.9" L x 8.74" Ages 4-7
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