Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

by Rebecca Rissman
     
 

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This book introduces readers to what it means to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and shows them why this holiday is special.  See more details below

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This book introduces readers to what it means to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and shows them why this holiday is special.

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Children's Literature - Mandy Cruz
Holidays are days that we set aside to celebrate something special. Some holidays celebrate people, some remind us to be grateful, and some are days for reflection. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday in Mexico that celebrates a victory. Mexicans celebrate their country's triumph over the French army in 1882. The French were trying to take land from Mexico and the smaller, less prepared and poorly armed Mexican army was victorious. This Spanish version of Cinco de Mayo teaches children about the history of the US's neighbor to the south, giving them a bit of insight into the struggle for land that took place long ago. Readers will love seeing kids their age celebrating as they do, enjoying a special meal or watching a parade, and will learn that though we may celebrate different holidays we all celebrate in much the same way. This book is part of the "Holidays and Festivals" series that increases the reader's awareness of the world around them by introducing them to a variety of celebrations from all cultures. Reviewer: Mandy Cruz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432954086
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Fiestas Series
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
621,539
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Rebecca Rissman is an award-winning children’s author and editor. Her writing has been praised by School Library Journal, Booklist, Creative Child Magazine, and Learning Magazine. She has written more than 200 books about history, culture, science, and art. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys yoga, reading, and cooking.

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