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On a small, dusty farm in Mexico, in the Valle de Guadalupe, a young boy named Pablo lived with his mother, father, and two little sisters, Isabella and Teresa…
Christmas means family: everyone gathered together in joyful celebration. But what if one beloved member is missing? That’s the situation so movingly explored in this exceptional—and stunningly illustrated—holiday t ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published October 28th 2006 by Sterling
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This is a story about a family who lives on a farm in Mexico. The father must leave to find work in another country so that he can provide for is family, but he tells them that he will return on Christmas. The son, Pablo, sees it as his responsibility to take care of his mother and sisters. He takes on his father’s role as a wood carver and he also looks out for the dangerous coyotes that are around. On Christmas, Pablo surprises his family with a tree and suggests that they spend the night deco ...more
Apr 19, 2012 Melinda Garman rated it really liked it
This fiction children’s book takes place on a small farm in Mexico, in the Valle de Guadalupe. The main character is a young boy named Pablo. This book is geared to 3rd through 6th grade. The text is written in English, but is entrenched with the Mexican culture. Pablo leads a hard life on his family’s farm, but in the evening enjoys listening to Mexican folktales. When his mother becomes pregnant his father must go to America to find work for extra money and Pablo must become the man of the fam ...more
Great to use for the topic of diversity. May also teach students that everyones lifestyles are different. It can also teach determination and hard-work, just as Pablo shows int he story in order to provide his family with a decent Christmas.