Que Monton de Tamales (Too Many Tamales)

Que Monton de Tamales (Too Many Tamales)

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by Gary Soto, F. Isabel Campoy, Ed Martinez
     
 

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The Spanish translation of the modern holiday classic Too Many Tamales!

La mamá de María prepara un montón de tamales para celebrar la nochebuena. María le ayuda a prepararlos pero se prueba el anillo de su madre y lo pierde en la masa. Sin decirles a los adultos lo que ha ocurrido, María y sus jóvenes

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The Spanish translation of the modern holiday classic Too Many Tamales!

La mamá de María prepara un montón de tamales para celebrar la nochebuena. María le ayuda a prepararlos pero se prueba el anillo de su madre y lo pierde en la masa. Sin decirles a los adultos lo que ha ocurrido, María y sus jóvenes parientes tratan de encontrarlo comiéndose todos los tamales.

* "Una historia graciosa, llena de deliciosas sorpresas . . . un éxito encantador"—Libro recomendado, Booklist

* "Una conmovedora historia familiar en la que se combinan unas ilustraciones brillantes con una historia bien contada sobre el dilema de una niña."—Libro recomendado, School Library Journal

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* "Una historia graciosa, llena de deliciosas sorpresas . . . un éxito encantador"—Libro recomendado, Booklist

* "Una conmovedora historia familiar en la que se combinan unas ilustraciones brillantes con una historia bien contada sobre el dilema de una niña."—Libro recomendado, School Library Journal

"Un mini-drama contado con tal precisión, que cualquiera que haya perdido alguna vez algo especial, se verá reflejado en él."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Criticas
K-Gr 2-This gifted storyteller brings to life one of the many traditions that form a Latino Christmas celebration. Maria is helping her mother prepare the masa ("dough") for the traditional Christmas tamales when she decides to try on her mother's wedding ring. When she can't find the ring, she assumes it has fallen into the masa and recruits her cousins into eating all the tamales to help her search for it. In this simple tale, Soto makes readers laugh and cheer for Maria and her family.
—Marietta Barral Zacker, Atlanta Book Consulting, GA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698114135
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
301,447
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A very funny story, full of delicious surprise . . . A joyful success." —Booklist, starred review

"A warm family story that combines glowing art with a well-written text to tell of a girl's dilemma." —School Library Journal, starred review

"This is a mini-drama rendered so acutely that everyone who has lost something precious will respond." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Meet the Author

Gary Soto is an acclaimed poet, essayist, and fiction writer. The awards for this multi-talented author are many, ranging from the U.S. Award for International Poetry Forum in 1977 for his first published book of poetry, The Elements of San Joaquin, to a Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award in 1985 for Living Up the Street, his first published work of prose recollections. His short story collection Baseball in April, was named an American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults. In 1993 Gary Soto received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video for Pool Party, and in 1995 he was nominated for a National Book Award.

His other credits include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council. Gary Soto is also one of the youngest poets to appear in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. Several of his books have been translated into French, Spanish and Italian.

Too Many Tamales was named a Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choices of 1993. Hazel Rochman of Booklist said, "Gary Soto is an accomplished poet and adult writer, and his children's stories are widely popular. His first entry into the picture book genre is a joyful success."

When he is not writing, Mr. Soto serves as a volunteer English teacher at his church. He also enjoys eating at new restaurants, which he does often with his wife, Carolyn, and their daughter Mariko. Other members of the Soto household include their two cats, Corky and Sharkie. The Soto family resides in Berkeley, California.

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Que Monton de Tamales (Too Many Tamales) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Badgerman More than 1 year ago
Great book for Hispanics or ESL students and teachers. Use in conjunction with the English version. Work a math lesson in with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sorry, but I just felt this was too sugary sweet and pretty boring. Also, although it's supposed to be a latino household, I couldn't really buy it. The kids are dressed like in the Little House on the Prairie and live in what to me looks like an American suburb - I don't get it. Our kids '4 and 6' found it quite dull.