Chiles Para Benito

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Piñata Books, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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As they prepare to make the traditional "chile ristras," strings of red peppers, Christina's grandmother tells her the story of how magical chile seeds given to her great grandfather, a farmer in the hills of New Mexico, ensured the continuation of the chile pepper.

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User Review  - VVilliam - LibraryThing

A "Jack and the Beanstalk" tale of how Benito trades his cow for magic chili pepper seeds. An alright tale, but the difference in the Spanish and English texts made this sometimes a problem for practicing Spanish (which is why I read it). Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Ana Baca, a resident of Albuquerque, is the author of a novel, Mama Fela's Girls (UNM Press), and three earlier children's books, most recently Benito's Sopaipillas.

Anthony Accardo is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Benito's Sopaipillas / Los sopaipillas de Benito (Pinata Books, 2007), Chiles for Benito / Chiles para Benito (Pinata Books, 2003), and Benito's Bizcochitos / Los bizcochitos de Benito (Pinata Books, 1999). He lives and works in Brooklyn.

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