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With her father away and her grandfather too sick to create the traditional luminaria, Luz helps create farolitos, little lanterns, for their Christmas celebration
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Ages 5^-9. Richly colored full-page paintings show a lovingly individualized Chicano family that is part of a New Mexico community in the open landscape under the starlit winter sky. Anaya's upbeat story, first published in a magazine in 1987, focuses on Luz, a young girl whose father, wounded in World War II, hasn't come home yet. Her sick grandfather is not strong enough to cut the logs for the traditional luminarias (small bonfires), so Luz and her Indian friend Reina from a nearby pueblo find a way to make farolitos (lighted candles in paper bags weighted with sand) to light the way for the Christmas pilgrims. The Spanish words are a natural part of the narrative (they're explained in a glossary at the back), and if the plot's contrived (Dad returns home just in time), the image of the path of light is touching and beautiful. Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Disney-Hyperion. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0786800607 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0786800607ZN
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Book Description Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 1995. Binding is Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: NEW JACKET. Edward Gonzalez (illustrator). First Edition. Signed on first page by Anaya and Gonzalez. BRAND NEW. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Author & Illustrador. Seller Inventory # 004478