This rhyming text takes readers from Lake Titicaca all the way to the city of Cusco for the marvelous Inti Raymi festival. They'll meet children from many areas of southern Peru who are traveling to the festival, each using a different mode of transportation. Includes useful notes on the history and culture of Peru.
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Laurie Krebs combines her love of children's literature with her enthusiasm for traveling to create wonderful picture books that carry readers all around the world. Laurie has developed a series of books with Barefoot Books, including We're Sailing Down the Nile (HC: 9781846860409; PB: 9781846861949), We All Went on Safari (HC: 9781841484785; PB: 9781841481197; Spanish PB: 9781905236084), We're Sailing to Galapagos (HC: 9781841489025; PB: 9781846861024; Spanish PB: 9781846860911), and We're Riding on a Caravan (HC: 9781841483436; PB: 9781846861086). She is also the author of The Beeman (HC: 9781846861468). Laurie has four children and five grandsons, and lives in Virginia with her husband, Bill.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3–Vibrant folk-style illustrations in rich colors enliven a rhyming text that portrays the journeys made by descendants of the Incas traveling to celebrate Inti Raymi, the Inca New Year, in Cusco, the ancient Inca capital. On the winter solstice, when the sun is farthest from the Earth, the people gather to insure its return and the success of their crops. Up and down the Andes, there's excitement in the air,/And everyone is on their way to Cusco's central square./The children all are actors and they've come from far and near/To celebrate the festival that's held in June each year. The object of the celebration, the sun God himself, shimmers off the page in glowing shades of gold, and the faces of the participants are mesmerizing. The story is followed by an explanation of this celebration and other Peruvian festivals. The formidable Andes Mountains are captured in brilliant greens, and facts about them are included. This joyous story celebrates not only an annual holiday, but also the heritage reclaimed by the Andean people of Peru.–Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA
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Book Description Barefoot Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111846862043