La La Nochebuena South of the Border

La La Nochebuena South of the Border

by James Rice

A sombrero-wearing Santa makes his rounds through the Mexican desert.


A sombrero-wearing Santa makes his rounds through the Mexican desert.

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Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
All the trappings of a Mexican celebration are described in this bilingual account of Papa Noel's visit on Christmas Eve. Fruta and dulces for the pi±ata and the fiestas are all prepared. But no red fur and reindeer, cookies and milk for this jolly old elf; it's serape, sombrero and cafe con leche. Lots of cultural information evident to observant readers in the well-sketched scenes.

Product Details

Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
Night Before Christmas Series
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Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Author/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican’s treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. Rice’s first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas®, has more than 750,000 copies in print. Young readers can enjoy more of Gaston®’s adventures in Gaston® Goes to Mardi Gras and sample Rice’s other children’s stories with favorites such as Texas Jack at the Alamo. With more than 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children’s Book Council, among others. Years after his death, Rice’s family found the art and text Gaston® Joins the Circus, and this discovery has brought Gaston® back for one more adventure!

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