Que Monton de Tamales / Too Many Tamales

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Weston Woods, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Maria esta ayudando con la preparacion de los tamales de Navidad y decide calarse el anillo de diamantes de su mama ... pero no descubre que el anillo a desaparecido hasta horas despues.

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First, I liked this book for the entertaining plot. - LibraryThing
Even for a picture book, I refuse to spoil the ending. - LibraryThing
I also liked it because of the wonderful pictures. - LibraryThing
The illustrations were very colorful and detailed. - LibraryThing
The plot had a very good flow. - LibraryThing
... and was delighted with the beautiful artwork. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - nmhale - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful Christmas picture book, with a slightly different emphasis than many other books on the subject. In this story, Maria is making tamales with her mother, a Christmas tradition very ... Read full review

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User Review  - CamilleSchmidt - LibraryThing

Summary: It’s Christmas day and Maria and her mother are preparing a traditional Mexican American dinner, tamales. Since it is Christmas, Maria’s mother lets her help. She even gets to wear make-up ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952, and raised in Fresno California. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Fresno City College, graduating in 1974 with an English degree. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including The Nation, Plouqhshares, The Iowa Review, Ontario Review and Poetry, which has honored him with the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award and by featuring him in Poets in Person. He is one of the youngest poets to appear in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. Soto has received the Discovery-The Nation Prize, the U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum, The California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award twice, a Recogniton of Merit from the Claremont Graduate School for Baseball in April, the Silver Medal from The Commonwealth Club of California, and the Tomás Rivera Prize, in addition to fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts twice, and the California Arts Council. For ITVS, he produced the film The Pool Party, which received the 1993 Andrew Carnegie Medal. Soto wrote the libretto for an opera titled Nerd-landia for the The Los Angeles Opera. In 1999 he received the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Author-Illustrator Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and the PEN Center West Book Award for Petty Crimes. He serves as Young People's Ambassador for the California Rural Legal Assistance and the United Farm Workers of America. Soto is the author of ten poetry collections for adults, with New and Selected Poems a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award. His recollections Living Up the Street received a Before Columbus Foundation 1985 American Book Award.

Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Dancing Home "with Gabriel Zubizarreta, My Name is Maria Isabel", Under the Royal Palms "(Pura Belpre Medal), Where the Flame Trees Bloom", and The Gold Coin "(Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at AlmaFlorAda.com.

KATHLEEN KRULL is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She lives in San Diego, California.
YUYI MORALES's stunning picture-book illustrations have received a Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor, for "Harvesting Hope," as well as a Pura Belpre Illustrator Award for" Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book." A native of Mexico, she now lives in San Francisco, California.
ALMA FLOR ADA and F. ISABEL CAMPOY are well-respected translators of numerous Spanish-language picture books, including Kathleen Krull's award-winning "Wilma sin limites," They both live in San Francisco, California.

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