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Las Posadas: A Mexican-American Christmas Celebration

Las Posadas: A Mexican-American Christmas Celebration

by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A crisp photo-essay tours homes, churches and workshops in a small New Mexico town, as Hoyt-Goldsmith and Migdale explore the rituals, customs and folk arts surrounding Las Posadas. While Tomie dePaola's story (reviewed above) is a more charming introduction to the holiday, this fills in the details and facts thoughtfully and personably. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
This photoessay describes the celebration of Las Posadas in a small New Mexico community. Las Posadas reenacts Joseph and Mary's arrival in Bethlehem and their search for shelter. It is celebrated for nine evenings, hosted by a different family every night. Food and music abound. Through the text and photographs, we follow Kristen Lucero and her family; Kristen will portray Mary during one of the nights of the celebration. We also learn about traditional crafts such as woodcarvings of saints. A recipe for a type of cookie is included, but it unfortunately includes an ingredient most readers would be hard pressed to find--chokecherry juice. Other than this small quibble, the book is a wonderful introduction to a joyous celebration. Index and glossary included.

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Holiday House, Inc.
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Edition description:
Spanish Language Edition
Product dimensions:
10.33(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.32(d)
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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