Niņo longs to take part in the annual harvest fiesta. He wants to wear a glorious mask and be the hero who captures the villainous jaguar during the ceremonial race. His parents think he's too young, but that won't stop him. Maybe if he makes his own mask, he'll have a chance to shine.
Acclaimed author/artist Jeanette Winter beautifully incorporates Mexican motifs and traditions, as well as Spanish words, into her empowering, magical tale of a young boy who makes his own dream come true
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CarmellaLee - LibraryThing
Personal Response: This story was very colorful and very much illustrated with lots of masks of different creatures. This may be a little scary for some younger children because of the different masks ... Read full review
NIŅO'S MASKUser Review - Kirkus
Winter (Beatrix, above, etc.) communicates her abiding interest in Mexican culture with this wonderfully atmospheric, all-dialogue tale of a child who leads a ritual chase in his village's annual ... Read full review