A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas

Pat Mora (Author) Magaly Morales (Illustrator)
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An award-winning author and a rising star artist have put a festive Latino twist on The Twelve Days of Christmas, populating it with pi atas in place of partridges, plus burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons), and much more, all displayed in the most vivid colors imaginable. In this version a little girl receives gifts from a secret amiga, whose identity is a sweet surprise at the book's conclusion. There are things to find and count in Spanish on every page, with pronunciations provided right in the pictures and a glossary and music following the story. This joyous fiesta will warm even the coldest of hearts.

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Clarion Books
Publish Date
September 01, 2009
10.31 X 0.36 X 11.32 inches | 1.03 pounds

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About the Author

Pat Mora, who is of Mexican American descent, is author of Doña Flor, illustrated by Raul Colon, which won the Pura Belpre Illustrator Award and a Pura Belpre Author Honor. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her web site at www.patmora.com. Magaly Morales, sister of the award-winning artist Yuyi Morales, lives in Mexico. A Piñata in a Pine Tree is her second book.


"In trading a partridge for a pinnate and intertwining English and Spanish, Mora has created not only a fun adaptation of a classic Christmas carol but also an introduction to many elements of holiday celebrations for families across the U.S. and Latin America."--Booklist

"A luminous holiday pick, especially for new big brothers and sisters."--Publishers Weekly

"[A] zippy spin on 'The Twelve Days of Christmas.'"--The Horn Book