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La Luna se fue de fiesta
La Luna se fue de fiesta

La Luna se fue de fiesta

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: January 1997

ISBN 9781889910123

Rights: US & CA

Tortuga Press (Jan 1997)

Price: $16.95
 
 

Overview

The sun lights the day and the moon lights the night, and morning seldom breaks to find them both up in the sky. But when the moon does stay up past dawn, the people of Oaxaca, Mexico, have an explanation: "The moon was at a fiesta." Once again, Matthew Gollub and Leovigildo Martínez have created a sumptuous original tale set amid the rich folk culture of Mr. Martínez's own Oaxaca—a tale as exhilarating as a moonlit fiesta full of music, tamales, and paper lanterns.California Department of Education Suggested Reading TitleArtwork honored by the Society of Illustrators in New YorkPaintings and text displayed in Art Institute of Chicago and over 40 museums nationwide

Reviews

"An excellent read-aloud introduction to the famous fiestas of Mexico." —School Library Journal

"With the tempo and rhythm of a Mexican fiesta, this bouncy Spanish rendition re-creates the folklore and traditions of the people of Oaxaca, Mexico." —Booklist

"Cultural charm resonates throughout." —Publisher's Weekly

Author Biography

Matthew Gollub is a nationally known children's author, speaker and performer. He has created 18 picture books which together have garnered 25 national awards and distinctions. His musical narrations on audio CDs accompany some of his most popular books including The Jazz Fly and Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga. A dynamic drummer and bilingual presenter, he has also performed at over 1,000 elementary schools nationwide, inspiring students and families to read for fun. He lives with his family in Santa Rosa, CA.

Awards

California Department of Education Suggested Reading TitleArtwork honored by the Society of Illustrators in New YorkPaintings and text displayed in Art Institute of Chicago and over 40 museums nationwide