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Las Posadas : an Hispanic Christmas celebration /

by Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane; Migdale, Lawrence [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Holiday House, ©1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0823414493; 9780823414499; 0823416356; 9780823416356.Subject(s): Posadas (Social custom) -- New Mexico -- Juvenile literature | Christmas -- New Mexico -- Juvenile literature | Hispanic Americans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature | Posadas (Social custom) | Christmas -- New Mexico | Mexican-Americans -- Social life and customs | Manners and customs | New Mexico -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature | Literature | Juvenile works | Nonfiction | LiteratureSummary: Follows a Hispanic American family in a small New Mexican community as they prepare for and celebrate the nine-day religious festival which occurs just before Christmas.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In the town of Espanola, New Mexico, Kristen helps her grandparents prepare to host one of the festive nightly gatherings during the nine-day celebration of Joseph and Mary's visit to Bethlehem.

Includes index.

Follows a Hispanic American family in a small New Mexican community as they prepare for and celebrate the nine-day religious festival which occurs just before Christmas.

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Horn Book Review

This photo-essay tracks eleven-year-old Kristen as she prepares to play Mary in Las Posadas, the nine-day religious celebration leading up to Christmas. Most of the color photos are clear, but the layout is unattractive. The text's total immersion in the event's motifs and pieties is somewhat dry; more broadly appealing is Kristen's close-knit Hispanic-American family. Glos., ind. From HORN BOOK Spring 2000, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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