|Format:||Print Book 1999|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
For weeks the people of the Brazilian town of Olinda have been sewing costumes, painting masks, and creating giant puppets--preparing for carnaval. Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, carnaval is a five-day festival of parades, dancing, and singing. But unlike Mardi Gras, Olinda's carnaval still celebrates the traditions and folklore of the people and the shared cultures--indigenous, European, and African--that make up Brazil. As generations have done each year, the people of Olinda and their visitors give themselves over to the music, dance, and joy of carnaval.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Carnival -- Brazil.
Festivals -- Brazil.
Holidays -- Brazil.
Olinda (Brazil) -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Brazil -- Social life and customs.
|Publisher|| San Diego :Harcourt Brace,1999
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm