Made in Mexico

Made in Mexico

by Susan Roth, Susan L. Roth
     
 

In this delightful brother-sister collaboration, the tiny guitar-making village of Paracho, Mexico comes vibrantly to life. Full-color collages of cut paper, ribbons, strings, confetti, souvenirs, shopping bags, bits of tablecloths, and wood shavings accompany the text, describing how one village's life revolves around making, selling, and playing guitars.

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In this delightful brother-sister collaboration, the tiny guitar-making village of Paracho, Mexico comes vibrantly to life. Full-color collages of cut paper, ribbons, strings, confetti, souvenirs, shopping bags, bits of tablecloths, and wood shavings accompany the text, describing how one village's life revolves around making, selling, and playing guitars.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
In Paracho, Mexico, there are guitars everywhere. The city has become renown for its high quality guitar making and, as the text states, there is much more than mariachi music from these guitars. Jazz and classical musicians use these guitars and Paracho is beginning to take on Spain as a source of concert guitars. Readers learn about the guitar-making process and that it takes one month to make a fine guitar. Those who are more in tune with contemporary stars may be surprised to learn that Linda Ronstadt learned to play on a guitar from Paracho. Susan Roth has created a series of bright mixed-media collaged illustrations to tell the story. One of her creations even uses wood shavings from master craftsmen and papers from Mexico and the U.S. The text mixes Spanish and English words and there are translations on the endpapers. Simultaneously issued in Spanish. 2000, National Geographic, Ages 5 up, $16.95. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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ISBN-13:
9780792271185
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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