A Birthday Basket for Tía

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Macmillan, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Today is Tia's birthday! Cecilia wants to surprise her great-aunt, her Tia, with a very special present. But what could it be? Could it be Tia's favorite mixing bowl that she and Cecilia use to make delicious "bizcochos, " cookies? Could it be a ball like the one Tia played with as a little girl in Mexico? With the help of her mischievous cat, Chica, Cecilia plans the perfect surprise. And Tia has a very special surprise for Cecilia, too!

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Great-aunt T°a is 90, and the whole family is getting ready to surprise her on her birthday. While little Cecilia assembles her present, readers glimpse the special times the two have shared: reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - TeamPat - LibraryThing

A Birthday Basket for Tia is a story about a little girl, Cecilia, who is preparing for her great- aunt's birthday. Her great-aunt Tia is turning 90 and they are throwing her a surprise birthday party ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Pat Mora is a bilingual author with a special focus on children's literature. Among her awards are Honorary Doctorates from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo, Honorary Membership in the American Library Association, Life-Time Membership in USBBY, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship to write in Umbria, Italy, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was a recipient and judge of a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a recipient and advisor of the Kellogg National Leadership Fellowships. Her children's books include: Water Rolls, Water Rises/El agua rueda, el agua sube. With her daughter, Libby Martinez, Pat also recently wrote I Pledge Allegiance and Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo!. A literacy advocate, Pat founded Children's Day, Book Day, El día de los niños, El día de los libros often known as Día. The year-long commitment promotes creatively linking all children and families to books, and establishing annual April Children's Day, Book Day celebrations across the country. April 2016 will be Día's 20th Anniversary. Pat's Book Fiesta captures the Día spirit. A former teacher, university administrator, museum director, and consultant, Pat is a popular national speaker who promotes creativity, inclusivity and bookjoy.

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