Abuelos (Paperback)
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Abuelos (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 17/03/2011
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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.

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781554981021
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 156 g
Dimensions: 273 x 222 mm
Edition: Spanish-Language Edition


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* Winner of the International Latino Book Awards, Best Picture Book, 2009

"Lovely watercolors contribute to the charm of this story about a wintertime tradition in northern New Mexico Perfect for those who want a gently scary story embedded in a fascinating and little-know 'bogeyman' tradition from Hispanic New Mexico. The author's note provides additional information, and places the story in the context of universal cautionary tales." Kirkus Reviews

"Scary shivery fun cultural details framed by warm family images...'[Abuelos is] a great choice for Halloween sharing." Booklist

"Mora introduces the intriguing midwinter New Mexican festival of los abuelos in this playful tale watercolor and pastel illustrations impart Amelia's apprehension as well as family togetherness." Publishers Weekly

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