Too Many Tamales

By Gary Soto; Ed Martinez (Illustrator)
(Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399221460, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 1993

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Prebound

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While helping cook Christmas tamales, a young girl tries on her mother's diamond ring and later realizes the ring is missing. It must be in the tamales--and the only way to find out is to eat all of them! Warmly lit oil paintings bring out the nuances of this tender, funny story.



Praise For Too Many Tamales

"A very funny story, full of delicious surprises . . . a joyful success." --Booklist, starred review

"A warm family story that combines glowing art with a well-written text to tell of a girl's dilemma." --School Library Journal, starred review

"A mini-drama rendered so acutely that anyone who has lost something special will respond." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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