'Twas Nochebuena

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.9 X 9.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780670016341

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About the Author

Roseanne Greenfield Thong is the author of many multicultural-themed children's books. She was born in Southern California but has lived in Guatemala, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. While in Guatemala and Mexico, she studied Spanish and ate many tamales. Roseanne now lives in Orange County where she teaches English composition.

Sara Palacios illustrated the Pura Belpré honor book Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match. She divides her time between San Francisco and Mexico City.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR 'TWAS NOCHEBUENA

"A linguistic and visual treat. The lyrical blend of English and Spanish and vibrant action-packed illustrations make this ideal for read-alouds." --Booklist

Thong's humorous verse follows Clement Moore's strong rhythm without faltering--despite the metrical challenges of working in two languages at once. Palacios's warm, earth-toned illustrations of a happy multigenerational family invite readers into the festivities, whether these tradiciones are familiar or new to them. --Horn Book

"This pleasant family story conveys strong family bonds and traditions while offering non-Spanish speakers a way to learn some basic vocabulary." --Kirkus Reviews

"This lively picture book offers a wonderful way to celebrate and learn about Latino Christmas traditions." --School Library Journal