Carnaval

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케이론교육, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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For weeks the people of the Brazilian town of Olinda have been sewing costumes, painting masks, and creating giant puppets--preparing for carnaval. Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, carnaval is a five-day festival of parades, dancing, and singing. But unlike Mardi Gras, Olinda’s carnaval still celebrates the traditions and folklore of the people and the shared cultures--indigenous, European, and African--that make up Brazil. As generations have done each year, the people of Olinda and their visitors give themselves over to the music, dance, and joy of carnaval.

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Carnaval is a colorful, photo-filled book about a traditional Brazilian festival. It is noted on one page that some of the revelers dress as bears wearing chains to symbolize the Gypsy “dancing” bears ... Read full review

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Carnaval is a colorful, photo-filled book about a traditional Brazilian festival. It is noted on one page that some of the revelers dress as bears wearing chains to symbolize the Gypsy “dancing” bears ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

George Ancona was born December 4, 1929 in Brooklyn , NY. When he finished high school, he went to Mexico for six months to meet his family. He returned to New York and went to work as a graphic designer. Ancona began taking pictures of his children, and decided that photography would be his hobby. After ten years he quit his job and become a professional photographer. From these photos, he began to make children's books using the words of other writers. After several books, his editor asked him to try his own hand at writing Since then, Ancona has produced more than eighty books for children. Ancona's awards include a Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Citation for Handtalk Birthday, a Parent's Choice Award for The Piñata Maker, and an Outstanding Science Trade Book Citation for The Golden Tamarind Comes Home.

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