Abuelos International Latino Book Award for Best English Picture BookIn this delightful story two young children Ray and Amelia discover the old New Mexican tradition of los abuelos for the first time Long

  • Title: Abuelos
  • Author: Pat Mora Amelia Lau Carling
  • ISBN: 9780888997166
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • International Latino Book Award for Best English Picture BookIn this delightful story two young children, Ray and Amelia, discover the old New Mexican tradition of los abuelos for the first time Long ago, in the cold midwinter of northern New Mexico, village men would go up into the mountains, disguise themselves as scary old men and then go down to the village to see wInternational Latino Book Award for Best English Picture BookIn this delightful story two young children, Ray and Amelia, discover the old New Mexican tradition of los abuelos for the first time Long ago, in the cold midwinter of northern New Mexico, village men would go up into the mountains, disguise themselves as scary old men and then go down to the village to see who had been good and who had been bad The abuelos wearing masks and covered with soot would tease the children and then have them sing or dance around the fire.This midwinter masquerade, which contains elements of Spanish and indigenous Pueblo culture, as well as sharing features common to solstice celebrations in other parts of the world, died out in New Mexico for a time, but has been occasionally revived in recent years.

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    About “Pat Mora Amelia Lau Carling

    1. Pat Mora Amelia Lau Carling says:

      Pat Mora born 1942 is a female Mexican American author and poet Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas She is married and has 3 grown children.



    2 thoughts on “Abuelos

    1. This multicultural book tells the story of a young Hispanic girl named Amelia who lives in New Mexico. She is experiencing the tradition of "los abuelos" for the first time, which is when old, sooty men come down from the mountains to frighten children and make sure they behave. It is very similar to the tradition of Santa Claus because it is the Hispanic version of a make-believe figure making children act right. The entire community gathers below the mountains and Amelia becomes very scared as [...]

    2. This book is great! It is about an old New Mexican tradition where "abuelos" come from the mountain top to visit the village to see if the children have behaved well. They dress up in masks. A little girl is experiencing this and is scared of seeing the "abuelos." Her uncle visits while they prepare for the celebration. When the abuelos finally come down she screams and runs and taunts the abuelos She notices one of the old men wearing shoes like her uncle and then his masks comes off and her fe [...]

    3. Abuelos by Pat Mora is a culturally specific story highlighting one Mexican cultural practice. Abuelos come down from the mountain once a year to make sure all the children have been behaving. In actuality the Abuelos are really various community members in disguise. I would parallel this tradition to American myths like the boogie monster or Santa Clause. Good little children who mind their parents have nothing to worry about, but bad little children are taken away. The psychological effect of [...]

    4. This story tells of a tradition that the author discovered in Santa Fe, New Mexico of a mid-winter masquerade where villages dress in scary costumes, bonfires are lit, and children are chased by Los Abuelos, reminding children of the need to mind their parents and learn their prayers. It is reminiscent of community traditions everywhere and the story told is that kind of scary that everyone likes. Young Amelia tells the story, and after some chasing and screaming around the bonfire, she discover [...]

    5. What a cool tale! I'm so using it on my kids! IT would be fun to make this one a tradition! Very good descriptives in this book.

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