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La Tienda de Mamay y Papa (Libro Tigrillo)

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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.

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Winner of the Americas Award, this evocative picture book is set in downtown Guatemala City in the late 1950s. The narrator's parents fled China during the Japanese invasion, and with a few neighbors, found refuge in Central America and opened a fabric and thread store. Amelia Lau Carling depicts an almost magical kingdom where Chinese, Guatemalan and Native cultures meet in harmony. Full-color illustrations.

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ISBN:
9780888995384
Author:
Lau, Amelia
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Illustrator:
Carling, Amelia Lau
Author:
Carling, Amelia Lau
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Foreign Language Study - Other
Subject:
Art - Fashion
Subject:
Children s 4-8 - Foreign Language
Subject:
Foreign Language Study-General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Fashion
Edition Description:
En Espa~nol
Series:
Libro Tigrillo
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.38 x 10.5 in 14.5 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Americas Award, this evocative picture book is set in downtown Guatemala City in the late 1950s. The narrator's parents fled China during the Japanese invasion, and with a few neighbors, found refuge in Central America and opened a fabric and thread store. Amelia Lau Carling depicts an almost magical kingdom where Chinese, Guatemalan and Native cultures meet in harmony. Full-color illustrations.
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