Too Many Tamales

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Gary Soto
Illustrator(s):
Ed Martinez
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Puffin Books
ISBN:
978-0698114128
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

Maria was feeling very grown-up on Christmas Eve as she helped her mother prepare the tamales for Christmas dinner. When she slipped her mother's diamond ring onto her finger, she only meant to wear it for a minute. But suddenly, the ring was gone, and there were 24 tamales that just might contain the missing ring. The illustator's warm oil paintings in deep earth tones conjure up a sense of family unity and celebrate the riches of South American Christmas.

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