The Farolitos of Christmas: A New Mexico Christmas Story

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New Mexico Magazine, 1987 - Christmas - 32 pages
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When Luz's father has not returned home and her abuelo is to ill to cut wood for luminaries, Luz anticipates a sad Christmas. Using her limited resources, Luz makes farolitos with paper bags and candles. The farolitos guide the way of the pastores and brighten the christmas night.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The details of life in a New Mexico village ring with authenticity but Anaya's first picture book reads more like an anthropological exercise than a holiday tale. Luz is worried because her ... Read full review

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User Review  - AStall - LibraryThing

This book opens up our eyes to the cultures of the Hispanic people who live in pueblos. Luz is a young girl whose grandfather always cuts wood to light the way for the "shepherds" that come caroling ... Read full review

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Anaya is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico.

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