Abuela's Weave by Omar S. Castaneda

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In a Guatemalan tale about trust, love, and independence, a grandmother teaches a young girl how to weave, and the two create something so special that no one can see it until market day.
 

About Omar S. Castaneda

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Castaneda was a creative writing professor at Western Washington University. He was the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for his work. Sanchez is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and now lives in Vermont.
 
Published July 1, 1995 by Perfection Learning. 30 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bright, colorful drawings of the Guatemalan countryside highlight the story of Esparanza, a young girl who learns the art of weaving from her grandmother. Family relations and tradition are the pri

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Bright, colorful drawings of the Guatemalan countryside highlight the story of Esparanza, a young girl who learns the art of weaving from her grandmother.

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In the Guatemalan countryside, Esperanza and her abuela --grandmother--work all day, weaving brilliantly colored clothing and tapestries on hand-held, backstrap looms.

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According to PW, this story set in Guatemala ``affectingly portrays the loving rapport between a child and her grandmother.'' Ages 3-9.

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