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Farolitos for Abuelo

Anaya, Rudolfo

ISBN 10: 0786802375 / ISBN 13: 9780786802371
Published by U.S.A.: Disney-Hyperion, 1999
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Farolitos for Abuelo

Publisher: U.S.A.: Disney-Hyperion

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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When Luz's beloved grandfather dies, she places luminaria around his grave on Christmas Eve as a way of remembering him

From Kirkus Reviews:

PLB 0-7868-2186-8 Luz and her beloved grandfather (The Farolitos of Christmas, 1995), or abuelo, return in the somber family story set in New Mexico. The two of them enjoy working on Luz's homework, planning a garden, and going fishing. One spring day while they are fishing, a young boy falls into the stream and Luz's grandfather must jump in to rescue him. He saves the boy, but catches a chill, gets pneumonia, and dies. Luz mourns him, and at Christmas time asks if she can take farolitos (paper bags with lighted candles set inside) to the cemetery to place around his grave. It launches a new tradition, complete with Christmas carols, in a joyful remembering of the dead. The story, though not as lyrical as the original, is readable and appealing. Gonzales provides flat, rather stiff portraits of the people of Luz's village that can render dramatic scenese.g., the rescuefrozen. In other paintings, however, the stillness adds a kind of haunting beauty, as in the scenes in the cemetery, where the blue ground is lit by the glowing farolitos. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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