"A joyous tale of a Mexican American family's Christmastime trip to the parents' home in Mexico." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Christmas is coming, and Carlos and his family are going home--driving south across the border to Mexico. But Mexico doesn't seem like home to Carlos, even though he and his sisters were born there. Can home be a place you don't really remember?
This dazzling picture book was written and illustrated by Eve Bunting and David Diaz, the Caldecott Medal-winning team behind Smoky Night.
At first, La Perla doesn't seem very different from the other villages they pass through. But then Carlos is swept into the festivities by Grandfather, Aunt Ana, and the whole village. Finally, Carlos begins to understand Mama and Papa's love for the place they left behind and realizes that home can be anywhere, because it stays in the hearts of the people who love you.
Glowing with holiday joy and the spirit of Mexico, this is a must-have for any home or library collection.
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On the heels of their Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, Eve Bunting and David Diaz have created a dazzling new picture book that glows with holiday joy and the spirit of Mexico. Carlos and his family are going home for Christmas across the border from California to Mexico. Mama and Papa are excited, but Carlos and his sisters are not so sure. To them, California is home now, even though they were born in Mexico. But as the family drives to their hometown through festive villages and sun-kissed landscapes, Carlos and his sisters discover there s magic in their roots and that whether in Mexico or California home is where the heart is: with one s family.
-A veritable feast for the eyes, this south-of-the-border treat stirs the soul as well.---Publisher's Weekly
-A lovely journey home for Mama and Papa and their children, and for readers, a journey to understanding.---School Library Journal
"A veritable feast for the eyes, this south-of-the-border treat stirs the soul as well."--Publisher's Weekly
"A lovely journey home for Mama and Papa and their children, and for readers, a journey to understanding."--School Library Journal
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