A Pinata in a Pine Tree

A Pinata in a Pine Tree

A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas

By Pat Mora; Magaly Morales (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618841981, 28pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Description

An award-winning author and a rising star artist have put a festive Latino twist on "The Twelve Days of Christmas," populating it with pinatas in place of partridges, plus "burritos bailando" (dancing donkeys), "lunitas cantando" (singing moons), and much more, all displayed in the most vivid colors imaginable. In this version a little girl receives gifts from a secret "amiga, "whose identity is a sweet surprise at the book's conclusion. There are things to find and count in Spanish on every page, with pronunciations provided right in the pictures and a glossary and music following the story. This joyous fiesta will warm even the coldest of hearts.



About the Author
Pat Mora is an award-winning author and the founder of the family literacy initiative El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, Children's Day/ Book Day, now housed at the American Library Association. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pat Mora es una autora premiada y la fundadora de El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, un programa para promover la lectura entre familia. El programa es auspiciado por la Asociacion Americana de Bibliotecas, American Library Association (ALA). Ella vive en Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico.



Magaly Morales's first book for Clarion was "A Pinata in a Pine Tree "by Pat Mora (Fall 2009). She also is the illustrator of "What Can You Do with a Paleta?, " and issister to the acclaimed artist Yuyi Morales. She lives in Mexico.


Praise For A Pinata in a Pine Tree

"In trading a partridge for a pinnate and intertwining English and Spanish, Mora has created not only a fun adaptation of a classic Christmas carol but also an introduction to many elements of holiday celebrations for families across the U.S. and Latin America."--Booklist

"A luminous holiday pick, especially for new big brothers and sisters."--Publishers Weekly

"[A] zippy spin on The Twelve Days of Christmas.’"--The Horn Book