Niņo's Mask

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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User 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


User 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

About the author (2003)

Jeanette Winter has received a New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year Award and many other honors for her previous picture books.

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