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Children's Fiction Hispanic & Latino

Huevos Rancheros

illustrated by Stefan Czernecki

Publisher
Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2001
Category
Hispanic & Latino, Caribbean & Latin American, Mexico
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781896580043
    Publish Date
    Jan 2001
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781896580234
    Publish Date
    Oct 2001
    List Price
    $22.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

Marcelina lived in a small cage on the balcony of Senor Raul's cantina in Mexico City. Every day she would lay eggs and Senor Raul would turn them into delicious huevos rancheros for his customers. Senor Raul loved to sing. Every night he would serenade Marcelina with his sweet songs. Every night Marcelina would dream of the day when she would not have to live in a cage.

A recipe for Huevos Rancheros is included in this poignant tale.

About the author

Stefan Czernecki lives in Vancouver but has traveled all over the world. His work reflects his global outlook, as he draws his artistic inspiration from the folk art of the countries he has visited. Stefan is the illustrator of many titles, including Paper Lanterns, The Singing Snake, The Sleeping Bread, Mr. Belinsky's Bagels and Mama God, Papa God.

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Librarian Reviews

Huevos Rancheros (A Mexican Tale)

Marcelina lived in a small cage on the balcony of Señor Raul's cantina in Mexico City. Every day she would lay eggs and Señor Raul would turn them into delicious huevos rancheros for his customers. Señor Raul loved to sing and always serenaded Marcelina with his sweet songs. But every night Marcelina would dream of the day when she would not have to live in a cage. A recipe for Huevos Rancheros is included in this poignant tale.

This simple story can be used to show the unlikely friendship between a hen and a coyote. For character education, this picture book is a good example of kindness and respect. The book can also be shared as an example of traditional tales from Mexican culture.

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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