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From the PublisherAs a child, Rita travels over the mountains in Mexico to say goodbye to her grandfather who gives her a serape, a pito - similar to a piccolo - and a wooden birdcage. She brings the treasures to the United States, where they are passed down to great-granddaughter Alicia as part of her cultural and family heritage. The colorful art reflects the beautiful Mexican countryside.—Copyright © 1992 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.
"An unassuming yet telling story that effectively honors the Latin American heritage." Kirkus Reviews