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Cinco de Mayo (Holidays and Festivals)

Cinco de Mayo (Holidays and Festivals)

by Alice K. Flanagan, Patrick Girouard
     
 
Holidays are a time of tradition, sharing, and fun. This book explores the history, customs, and symbols of Cinco de Mayo. Learn how Cinco de Mayo has changed over time and the different ways it is celebrated. This beautifully illustrated history is also filled with interesting and unusual facts about the holiday such as why Cinco de Mayo is a holiday of freedom and

Overview

Holidays are a time of tradition, sharing, and fun. This book explores the history, customs, and symbols of Cinco de Mayo. Learn how Cinco de Mayo has changed over time and the different ways it is celebrated. This beautifully illustrated history is also filled with interesting and unusual facts about the holiday such as why Cinco de Mayo is a holiday of freedom and what people wear to perform the Mexican Hat Dance. What You Can Do During Cinco de Mayo and Where You Can Learn More About Cinco de Mayo additional resources are included.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
""...this book is full of the kinds of spooky stuff that tween girls will love."- Nicole Wakelin, WIRED" - Wired, Geek Mom

""Graham has included pretty much everything a young girl needs to know about ghosts and "hunting" them, as well as some fun activities that one should do when holding a ghost-themed party!" Blogger Lauren, Shooting Stars Mag" - Shooting Stars Mag

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Each book covers the history, customs, and symbols of its respective event, as well as specifics about how it is celebrated. For example, Chinese New Year tells how dragons, lions, and firecrackers became associated with the holiday. Information about "Things You Might See" and "What You Can Do" is also included. The short chapters are easy to understand and are accompanied by full-page illustrations. The pictures in Cinco de Mayo have vibrant colors and black outlines, while those in the other two titles are softer. Highlighted words are defined in the glossaries. These books are similar to Gail Gibbons's nonfiction holiday titles, but they have a bit more information. Solid, practical choices for collections needing more books on these topics.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756504809
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
First Biographies - Presidents and Leaders Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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