The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580892438
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 524,260
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Samantha R. Vamos is the author of Alphabet Boats, Alphabet Trains, Alphabet Trucks (illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke), The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred (illustrated by Rafael López) – 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Honor – its companion book, The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung (illustrated by Sebastià Serra), and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (2009, illustrated by Santiago Cohen). Samantha previously worked as an attorney, practicing in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL.  Samantha was born in the Midwest, grew up on the east coast, and lived in the Pacific Northwest before moving to the Bay Area with her husband, son, and their rescue puppy, Bowie. Visit Samantha online at

For many years Ryan O'Rourke's illustrations have appeared in galleries, newspapers, and magazines, including a weekly illustration for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. One Big Rain marks Ryan's foray into children's picture books. He makes his home in Connecticut.

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This is the pot that the farm maiden stirred. 

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Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
mccabe1030 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The illustration in this tale makes you feel happy and excited as you read the tale of a maiden making rice pudding with the help of her community. The colors used to create the artwork remind me of a bright and colorful Mexican fiesta and you cannot help by love the story line of the book. I did have trouble trying to read the Spanish words in the tale but bright illustrations compelled me to finish and work through my difficulties. The artwork is simple line drawing created in the classical sense to look realistic and traditional Mexican looking artwork.
claudiathelibrarian on LibraryThing 7 months ago
4Q: the bright illustrations and Spanish language integration are nicely done.4P: the familiar cumulative tale format and bright illustrations make this one that will be well-read.
dpiacun on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Lopez¿s art is just almost the same for this as in Book Fiesta. The art is colorful and has a Latin American style to it. The art builds on itself the same as the text does, so it helps the story flow. With the color and style, I can see this style catching a child¿s eyes and keeping his or her attention to the story.
debnance on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The farm maiden stirs up a big pot of arroz con leche with the help of the cabra and the vaca and the pato and the burro in this new version of the old classic, The House that Jack Built. Illustrated with brilliant colors and injected with a nice collection of words in Spanish, this book was enjoyed very much by a class of bilingual students at my school.¿This is the duckthat went to the marketto buy the sugarto flavor the lechemade fresh by the vacawhile teaching the cabrathat churned the cremato make the mantequillathat went into the cazuela that the farm maiden stirred.¿
Sheri1032 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Good storytime read with recipe for rice pudding at end.
Ms.Elkins on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Fun, colorful illustrations. Cumulative story like "The House that Jack Built" with a bilingual twist.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The story of the cazuela adds to itself, including Spanish in the text when something else new is added. There are many characters, people and animals, involved in creating the cazuela.The book would be useful in discussing teamwork and the use of context clues to figure out the Spanish.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, as does my 3 1/2 yr old daughter. The idea is so clever and actually works like a memory game. The words are lyrical and educational, and the illustrations are lively and captivating. This is an unusual book - it's fun for the reader and the listener! Hard to find a picture book that meets that criteria! Buy it.