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'Twas Nochebuena

by Thong, Roseanne,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 16 of 18 copies
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Avalon Public Library Childrens E THO
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Seasonal/Holiday j FICTION Thong
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Easy Holiday Books E Christmas
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Summary
'Twas Nochebuena and all through our casa ,

every creature was kneading tamale masa ...

It's Christmas Eve, and you're invited to a Nochebuena celebration! Follow a family as they prepare to host a night filled with laughter, love, and Latino tradition. Make tasty tamales and hang colorful adornos (decorations) on the walls. Gather to sing festive canciones (songs) while sipping champurrado (hot chocolate). After the midnight feast has been served and the last gifts have been unwrapped, it's time to cheer, " Feliz Navidad and to all a good night!"


Savor the magic of Nochebuena with a holiday tale you'll want to read again and again.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In Latin America, nochebuena, or Christmas Eve, marks the high point of the holiday celebrations. In this warm ode, every member of a young girl's family, including the cat and the dog, are involved in traditional preparations: making tamales, hanging up adornos, walking through town to midnight mass, and feasting on turkey and mole before opening presents and falling asleep exhausted. This lively and colorful version of 'Twas the Night before Christmas is a linguistic and visual treat. The lyrical blend of English and Spanish and vibrant action-packed illustrations make this ideal for read-alouds and choral readings in classrooms. Palacios' mixed-media illustrations are crisp and modern with culturally specific details that wonderfully anchor the story in Latino traditions.--Chaudhri, Amina Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Latin American holiday traditions and a host of Spanish words spark this zippy recast of Clement C. Moore's Christmas poem. A girl invites readers into her family's preparations for a boisterous Christmas Eve, a feast with all the favorite trimmings, and religious observations, too: "We clink our glass marbles and play lotería,/ while singing and laughing-qué maravilla!/ When out in the jardín I hear such a clatter,/ I spring from my silla to shout, `What's the matter!' " Descriptions of the montones of tamales, turkey with mole sauce, and freshly fried "buñuelos with cinnamon sugar" have a mouth-watering effect, and Palacios's mixed-media paintings of cheerful children, adults, and pets hum with an exuberance and anticipation that many readers will find familiar. A glossary is included. Ages 3-5. Author's agent: Natalie Lakosil, Bradford Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Kendra Marcus, BookStop Literary Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Stories in rhyme -- Pictorial works.
Stories in rhyme.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Latin Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, New York :2014
Other Titles It was Nochebuena
Contributors Palacios, Sara, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780670016341 (hardcover)
0670016349 (hardcover)
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