Children Books about Mexico

The Ancestors Are Singing

Ancestors Are Singing

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


ISBN: 0374303479
Author: Tony Johnston

Summary:

A collection of poems reflecting the culture, customs, daily life, and history of Mexico.
Your children will love this fantastic book by Tony Johnston. Written by Tony Johnston and it was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). The book went on sale in April of 2003. For anyone within the library you can very likely look it up with the classification code, PS3560.O393 A84 2003. This version is the 1st ed. is 64 pages long and it includes black & white illustrations. To obtain your personal print of this children's book, visit the button on this page.

Lyrical meditations on Mexico"Moon more than Mexico The moon's white eyewatches over skyscrapersand stone temples alike. With respect and passion for the lore and legend of its old civilizations, and concern and hope for the Mexico of today, Tony Johnston takes us from Mexico City to Oaxaca to Chiapas, from the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl to a shoeless boy promoting newspapers, in this moving collection exuberantly illustrated by Karen Barbour."The poems in this tribute to the Mexico with the past and present show that history and modernity don't constantly meet in an easy alliance.



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