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Up and Down the Andes: A Peruvian Festival Tale

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This rhyming text travels from Lake Titicaca all the way to the city of Cusco for the marvelous Inti Raymi Festival. Young readers will meet children from many areas of southern Peru who are traveling to the festival, each using a different mode of transportation. Includes useful notes on the history and culture of Peru.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Barefoot Books (first published September 1st 2008)
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John Parker
Dec 05, 2008 John Parker rated it it was amazing
Up and Down the Andes provides a delicious tale by Laurie Krebs seasoned with Fronty’s vibrant illustrations. A delight from cover to cover, this trek through the Andes of Peru invites readers to join in the Festival of the Sun God (Inti Raymi).
The warm tones in text and picture bring together the reader with other children as they employ various modes of transportation to attend the festival. Children are children no matter where one travels.

The amplification provided beyond the tale is much m
Aug 08, 2010 Africa rated it liked it
In this sixth travel book by Krebs, readers are taken on a trip through the Andes Mountains to Cusco for the annual Inti Raymi festival honoring the Sun God. Told in rhythmic short sentences with rhyming text, we see Peruvian children travel to the festival by bus in Lima, boat in Lake Titicaca, train in Arequippa and truck in Puno. Each child has an item to be used in the festival: Juan “protects the headdress”, Louisa “grips the woven family capes”, and Fidel and Tia “clutch the costumes in th ...more
Sam Grace
Dammit I really had high hopes for this one, and perhaps if it weren't for those hopes I would have given more stars. My son is half Andean, and named for a God of the sun, so when I finally found a book set close to where his own people are from, and celebrating the annual festival of the sun no less, I was thrilled. Immediately it became clear that this was a story about Others, just based on the language of them them them, but that is easily forgivable. What is not is the inexplicable Anglici ...more
Whirl Girl
Sep 01, 2011 Whirl Girl rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-five, peru
This was my favorite book of the month. It is a simple story of children traveling from all over Peru to the Andean city of Cusco for a festival. At the beginning, individual children are featured, taking all different forms of transportation and then they meet at the festival. The illustrations are lush and evocative of the colors and textiles of the Andean region. There are numerous information pages in the back that I found educational.
fantastic and the information after the book is fabulous. i am using pictures from my trip to peru in support as well
Mar 30, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Great illustrations, simple, rhyming text, story about children all over Peru coming to the big city for The Festival of the Sun. Excellent read aloud!! Bonus for factual information about other Peruvian festivals, as well as a short history of Peru, and some basic facts. A must have for any preschool, public, and elementary school library.
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