by Ancona, George.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj GT4233.O55 A53 1999
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj GT4233.O55 A53 1999
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Holiday j 394.25 Anc
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Holiday
Call Number  j 394.25 Anc
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 394.26 ANC
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
Call Number  j q 394.26 ANC
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 Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-6. It's difficult to assign a grade level to Ancona's ebullient photo-essay about pre-Lenten carnaval celebrations in Olinda, a colonial town in northeastern Brazil. The appealing picture-book format and the accessible, lively text make it suitable for use with younger students as well as older ones investigating the traditions and customs of Brazil for reports. Preparations for carnaval and the origins of various components of the celebration are described in much detail. An author's note provides additional information about Olinda, carnival celebrations, and carnaval. Ancona's artfully arranged, riotously full-color photographs, often superimposed on one another, fairly dance across the pages, perfectly communicating the noise, crowds, pageantry, color, and raucous fun of the five-day festival. A wonderful introduction to a traditional celebration and an example of fine nonfiction for middle-grade readers. --Chris Sherman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Carnival -- Brazil -- Olinda -- 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
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 0152017933 (hardcover)
0152017925 (pbk.)
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