Chocolate de Abuelita

Arte Publico Press
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Abuela's visits from Mexico are always exciting for young Sabrina, who can't wait to see what's in her grandmother's suitcase.

"Abuelita, do you want to play a game? Let's pretend that I'm a princess," Sabrina says. "Okay," Abuela says, "but a Mayan princess should wear a beautiful dress called a huipil." And she pulls out the traditional garment worn by Mayan and Aztec women.

Sabrina has lots of questions about her ancestors. With her grandmother's help, Sabrina learns all about the cacao tree, which was first cultivated by Mexico's indigenous tribes. Today, the seeds give us chocolate, but years ago they were used as money. And Moctezuma, the Aztec emperor, liked to eat chocolate poured over bowls of snow !

Sabrina discovers that "chocolate is perfect for a Mayan princess." And children will agree as they curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and this charming bilingual picture book that depicts a loving relationship and shares the history and customs of the native peoples of Mexico.

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About the author

Lisa Fields was always encouraged to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. She received a BFA in illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2006. The illustrator of several children's books, her work has appeared in Boys' Life and Highlights magazines. Fields lives in New York City where she is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Publisher
Arte Publico Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2010
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9781558859739
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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