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La procesión de Naty
Freschet, Gina.
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Naty's parade. Spanish
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Naty is excited to be dancing in the fiesta parade, until she gets lost in the city streets and cannot find the parade again.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 41019.
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J SPANISH PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Foreign Language

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A colorful, surreal trip to a Mexican fiesta Naty is so excited - this is the first year she gets to be one of the puppet people in the parade celebrating Guelaguetza, a July festival of folk dances in southern Mexico. At first the sights are overwhelming - the feather dancers, the pi-a (pineapple) girls, the fish-men who perform El Pescado, the dance of the fish. Then her father helps her into her mouse costume and sees her off to a safe start in the parade, but in the excitement of the hustle-bustle, Naty drops her clay whistle and becomes lost. Mustering all her courage, she finds her way back to the parade just before nightfall and is soon reunited with her father. This simple story, told in a distinctly childlike voice, is brought to life in Freschet's exuberantly colorful oil paintings, which feature sights strange and magical and which capture the essence of Mexico.

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Booklist Review

Ages 5^-8. Set in Oaxaca, Mexico, amid the fun and excitement of La Guelaguetza, a traditional music and dance festival, this joyous book features Naty, who joins in the frenzy wearing a giant mouse costume and brand new cowboy boots. Especially appealing are the fanciful, vibrant color illustrations depicting masked characters, regional dancers, and whimsical animals. This surreal story about a child who becomes separated from her father but is finally carried home to bed will be appealing reading. Purists, however, will object to the emphasis on "Frog Burger" and "hotcakes" at the most important folklore spectacle of the region.