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A fabric and thread store in downtown Guatemala City in the late fifties is the setting for this evocative picture book. Mamá, Papá and six brothers and sisters live behind this magical store, with its roof terrace that provides a view of the city and the surrounding volcanoes.

The narrators parents fled China during the Japanese invasion and, along with a few neighbors, found refuge in Central America where they set up their business. In the story, people come from all over the city and even the countryside to buy their bright fabrics, brilliant threads and other supplies for weaving and making the clothes that Native Guatemalans are famous for.

Amelia Lau Carling, who is both author and illustrator of this delightful book, depicts an almost magical kingdom where Chinese, Guatemalan and Native cultures meet in a harmonious and enchanted space – where children can play and learn about all the different peoples who make Guatemala City alive. The story is especially poignant in light of subsequent events in Guatemalas tragic history.

Synopsis:

In this evocative picture book, Mama, Papa, and six brothers and sisters live behind a fabric and thread store in downtown Guatemala City in the late 1950s. Author and artist Amelia Lau Carling depicts an almost magical kingdom where Chinese, Guatemalan, and native cultures meet in harmony, where children can play and learn about all the different peoples who bring the city to vibrant life. "La tienda de Mama y Papa" is winner of the Americas Award.

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Winner of the Americas Prize

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888995476
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Location:
Toronto
Illustrator:
Carling, Amelia Lau
Author:
Carling, Amelia Lau
Subject:
General
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
Stores, retail
Subject:
Guatemala
Subject:
Chinese fiction
Subject:
Spanish language edition. .
Subject:
Familia
Subject:
Tiendas
Subject:
Chinos
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Number:
1. ed. en espaänol.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Libro tigrillo
Series Volume:
107-151
Publication Date:
20030124
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Primary
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.38 x 10.5 in 5 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , In this evocative picture book, Mama, Papa, and six brothers and sisters live behind a fabric and thread store in downtown Guatemala City in the late 1950s. Author and artist Amelia Lau Carling depicts an almost magical kingdom where Chinese, Guatemalan, and native cultures meet in harmony, where children can play and learn about all the different peoples who bring the city to vibrant life. "La tienda de Mama y Papa" is winner of the Americas Award.
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