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'Twas Nochebuena

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'Twas Nochebuena

By Roseanne Greenfield

Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780670016341, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2014

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Description
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.



About the Author
Roseanne Greenfield Thong is the author of many multicultural-themed children s books. She was born in Southern California but has lived in Guatemala, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. While in Guatemala and Mexico, she studied Spanish and ate many tamales. Roseanne now lives in Orange County where she teaches English composition. Sara Palacios illustrated the Pura Belpre honor bookMarisol McDonald Doesn't Match. She divides her time between San Francisco and Mexico City."
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