Patricia Grossman Saturday Market

ISBN 13: 9780688121761

Saturday Market

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"This well-designed book successfully combines text and vibrant artwork to portray the cultural richness of the Zapotec people and bring to life a Saturday market in a town in Oaxaca, Mexico. The story is simply written in carefully crafted words that effectively capture the spirit of the vendors.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2-This well-designed book successfully combines text and vibrant artwork to portray the cultural richness of the Zapotec people and bring to life a Saturday market in a town in Oaxaca, Mexico. The story is simply written in carefully crafted words that effectively capture the spirit of the vendors. Grossman introduces an array of characters who make preparations and have hopes, fears, anger, and joy about their activities at the market. They bring articles they have made (huaraches, rebozos); animals they have raised; and produce (chiles, flowers) they have harvested. One boy hopes that he will NOT make a sale; "...in his heart, Luis cannot bear to think that his fat and charming pig will become a rich man's feast." Paco's rooster does not crow. "He plans to give back the silent rooster and make the cheat give him two roosters that crow." Diego brings his favorite parrot along, but when shoppers offer to buy the bird, he replies "Would you sell your mejor amigo?" An excellent introduction to one of the most important elements of Latin American culture, suitable for independent reading or group sharing.
Jessie Meudell, California Polytechnic University at Pomona
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Grossman ( The Night Ones ) here renders a composite portrait of the sprawling market held each week in Oaxaca, Mexico. Each spread introduces another vendor or marketgoer, explaining what he or she is selling or buying and, in most cases, presenting the Spanish word for the item. Carmen peddles rebozos , women's shawls; Pedro displays woven rugs featuring Mayan designs; Ana fries up tortillas at her stand; and Paco is returning the rooster he bought the previous Saturday, because it didn't crow as promised. Hot chili peppers, voodoo dolls, lilies and miniature clay figurines are some of the other goods for sale. Sanchez (illustrator of Amelia's Road and Abuela's Weave ), who visited Oaxaca to research this setting, contributes double-page, acrylic-on-canvas paintings. Though sometimes static, the art is effectively textured and imbued with the warm--and occasionally radiant--hues that mark traditional Mexican clothing and products. Together, the smoothly balanced text and pictures take the reader on an informative stroll through a bustling marketplace. Ages 4-up.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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