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Abecedarios: Mexican Folk Art ABCs in Spanish and English

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Every ABC book worth its cover price is bound to have bright colors and big letters. But not every ABC book has magical hand-carved animals to illustrate every letter. And very few alphabet books present those letters in more varieties than English! Very few alphabet books except the ABeCedarios, that is! In this brightly colored book, the alphabet is presented in both Spanish and English, and includes the four additional letters—and whimsical animals—that make the Spanish alphabet so much fun.

The famous folk artists, brothers Moisés and Armando Jiménez, carved the wonderful animal figures that illustrate each letter in ABeCedarios. Working with their wives and children in the beautiful village of Arrazola in Oaxaca, Mexico, they carved and painted each enchanting animal by hand. For many centuries, people in Oaxaca have carved wood to make toys and household objects. However, it was Moisés and Armando’s grandfather Manuel who started making animal figures. Now more than sixty families in Arrazola make their living from wood carving.

Cynthia Weill works at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She is the co-author with Pegi Deitz Shea of Ten Mice for Tet (Chronicle Books, 2003), a book inspired by the Vietnamese embroidery she saw while working in international relief in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is trained as an art historian and studies the process of folk artisans around the world.

K. B. Basseches is an artist, photographer, and art educator. She was an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Art Education, and served as a staff photographer at the Smithsonian Institution in the Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Basseches has exhibited throughout the mid-Atlantic region and in the Los Angeles area. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her young son and husband.

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Delicate hand-painted animals from Oaxaca lead little ones through a bilingual alphabet.

Synopsis:

Cultural Writing. Children's Nonfiction. Art by Moises and Armando Jimenez. Photographs by K.B. Basseches. Every ABC book worth its cover price is bound to have bright colors and big letters. But not every ABC book has magical hand-carved animals to illustrate every letter. And very few alphabet books present those letters in more varieties than English! The famous folk artists, brothers Moises and Armando Jimenez, carved the wonderful animal figures that illustrate each letter in ABECEDARIOS. Working with their wives and children in the beautiful village of Arrazola in Oaxaca, Mexico, they carved and painted each enchanting animal by hand. Cynthia Weill works at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She is the co-author with Pegi Deitz Shea of Ten Mice for Tet (Chronicle Books, 2003), a book inspired by the Vietnamese embroidery she saw while working in international relief in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is trained as an art historian and studies the process of folk artisans around the world.

Synopsis:

Every ABC book worth its cover price is bound to have bright colors and big letters. But not every ABC book has magical hand-carved animals to illustrate every letter. And very few alphabet books present those letters in more varieties than English Very few alphabet books except the ABeCedarios, that is In this brightly colored book, the alphabet is presented in both Spanish and English, and includes the four additional letters-and whimsical animals-that make the Spanish alphabet so much fun.

The famous folk artists, brothers Moises and Armando Jimenez, carved the wonderful animal figures that illustrate each letter in ABeCedarios. Working with their wives and children in the beautiful village of Arrazola in Oaxaca, Mexico, they carved and painted each enchanting animal by hand. For many centuries, people in Oaxaca have carved wood to make toys and household objects. However, it was Moises and Armando's grandfather Manuel who started making animal figures. Now more than sixty families in Arrazola make their living from wood carving.

About the Author

Cynthia Weill is a professor and mentor to teachers at Columbia University's Teachers College. She also owns a business-Aid to Women Artisans-that promotes the craftwork of artisans from developing countries. ABeCeDario is her second book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933693132
Author:
Weill, Cynthia
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
Photographer:
Basseches, K. B.
Illustrator:
Jimenez, Moises
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Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
up to P
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
30 Color photographs
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.5 x 7.5 x 0.3 in 9 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Delicate hand-painted animals from Oaxaca lead little ones through a bilingual alphabet.
"Synopsis" by , Cultural Writing. Children's Nonfiction. Art by Moises and Armando Jimenez. Photographs by K.B. Basseches. Every ABC book worth its cover price is bound to have bright colors and big letters. But not every ABC book has magical hand-carved animals to illustrate every letter. And very few alphabet books present those letters in more varieties than English! The famous folk artists, brothers Moises and Armando Jimenez, carved the wonderful animal figures that illustrate each letter in ABECEDARIOS. Working with their wives and children in the beautiful village of Arrazola in Oaxaca, Mexico, they carved and painted each enchanting animal by hand. Cynthia Weill works at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She is the co-author with Pegi Deitz Shea of Ten Mice for Tet (Chronicle Books, 2003), a book inspired by the Vietnamese embroidery she saw while working in international relief in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is trained as an art historian and studies the process of folk artisans around the world.
"Synopsis" by , Every ABC book worth its cover price is bound to have bright colors and big letters. But not every ABC book has magical hand-carved animals to illustrate every letter. And very few alphabet books present those letters in more varieties than English Very few alphabet books except the ABeCedarios, that is In this brightly colored book, the alphabet is presented in both Spanish and English, and includes the four additional letters-and whimsical animals-that make the Spanish alphabet so much fun.

The famous folk artists, brothers Moises and Armando Jimenez, carved the wonderful animal figures that illustrate each letter in ABeCedarios. Working with their wives and children in the beautiful village of Arrazola in Oaxaca, Mexico, they carved and painted each enchanting animal by hand. For many centuries, people in Oaxaca have carved wood to make toys and household objects. However, it was Moises and Armando's grandfather Manuel who started making animal figures. Now more than sixty families in Arrazola make their living from wood carving.

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