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Spanish / Chile

¡Fiesta! Cómo se celebra en Ámerica

(Festive! How one celebrates in the Americas)

Quinteros, Ángeles (text)
Vargas, Ángeles (illus.)
[Santiago]: Escrito con Tiza, [2019]. – 57 p.
(Series: Colección Binoocular)
ISBN 978-956-6049-00-5

America  | Celebration  | Tradition  | Folklore  | Non-fiction

Reading age: 8+

White Ravens issue: 2020


“¡Fiesta!” takes readers on a varied journey to visit celebrations in fifteen countries from Chile to Canada. Local or unique national festivities are mainly featured, for instance Tapati Rapa Nui in honour of ancestors on the Easter Islands, the Mama Negra parade in the Ecuadorian town of Latacunga, or the harvest feast Mal Día para Señor Harding (Bad Day for Mr. Harding) on Barbados. These are living traditions, which, as characteristic of the Americas, have blended elements from indigenous cultures of the continents with the cultures of European and African immigrants, and so also reflect the ethnic and religious roots of these societies. The informative texts and expressive, intensely vibrant illustrations in the primary shades of blue, yellow and red offer a wonderful entry point to learn about the rich traditions of the Americas. Some further information about the fifteen featured countries and a glossary complete the attractive non-fiction book. [JW]