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Dancing at Carnival

(Ana & Andrew)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews
It’s Spring Break! During Carnival, Ana & Andrew travel to visit their family on the island of Trinidad. They love watching the parade and dancing to the music. This year, they learn how their ancestors helped create the holiday!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 15th 2018 by Magic Wagon
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Margaret Boling
2/1/2020 ~ Of the 5 Ana & Andrew books I've read, this is my least favorite. In general, I really appreciate the series' advocacy for Black culture, but this book doesn't work. First, the depiction of the Trinidadian Carnival doesn't feel authentic to me, but I'd really appreciate the input of someone with more knowledge. None of the images I found online have children dressed as clowns. Second, I appreciate that the children have a family reason to be traveling to Trinidad for Carnival; however ...more
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ana and Andrew travel to Trinidad to celebrate Carnival with their family and learn about its history and importance. Cheerful illustrations will invite readers in as they learn how Carnival began and why people wear costumes. Other books in the series featuring Ana and Andrew include A Day at the Museum, A Snowy Day and Summer in Savannah. A great purchase for any school or public library.
Another Spanish edition Ana & Andrew book for my nephews! I love that they can experience the Ana & Andrew series in their second language, and also that this story took place in South America where my nephew's grandparents are from.

I look forward to collecting all the Spanish editions of this series, and hope that translations for more of the English series are in the works!
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book for beginning chapter book genre. Absolutely love the characters, lessons and that it is smart writing.
Savannah York
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ana & andrew Dancing at Carnival was very easy to read, fun and colorful. The story takes you on an adventure to visit their cousin in Trinidad. It also gives you the experience of dancing at a carnival. The font was great and words were easy to read.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher at ALA Annual 2019.
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Christine A. Platt is a historian and storyteller of the African diaspora. She holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida, M.A. in African Studies from The Ohio State University and received her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.

Her debut novel, The Truth About Awiti, was published under the penname CP Patrick and won the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards

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