Las Posadas: An Hispanic Christmas Celebration
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Las Posadas: An Hispanic Christmas Celebration

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In the town of Espanola, New Mexico, Kristen helps her grandparents prepare to host one of the festive nightly gatherings during the nine-day celebration of Joseph and Mary's visit to Bethlehem.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Holiday House
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This informative non-fiction book describes Las Posadas (a religious celebration of Joseph and Mary looking for room at the inn) over a period of nine evenings. Las Posadas (which means "lodging" or "inn" in Spanish) is based on the novena, or prayer, format of this religious drama which is sung/performed nine times as Catholic communities focus on the religious meaning of Christmas. Las Posadas has been celebrated in Mexico and other countries in Central and Latin America where Spanish cultural...more
Katherine Moses
This book tells the story of Kristen, an eleven-year-old girl, who will play Mary in Las Posadas on December 15. The story is non-fiction.

This text is appropriate, I would use it to teach my children about Las Posadas and why it is so important to Hispanic Catholic people. This text can teach children spanish vocabulary and includes extra activities the children can do.

Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith does a great job of sharing her Spanish background. She informs children while still making it easy for ch...more
Dec 11, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an interesting book about the Hispanic cultural celebration during Christmastime, called Las Posadas. The holiday is described, along with the cooking, parades, and other events that occur during the nine days of the celebration. The book is a bit long and wordy for younger children, but taken in small doses, it offers an informative look into a different culture than our own. Lots of photographs accompany the text and help depict the spirit of the season.
I'll definitely be using this book again in my Spanish classroom! Great explanations and pictures about the Christmas tradition of Las Posadas!
To me this book was kind of boring. It had a bunch of great information though.
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