Erandi's Braids by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal

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Erandi is excited. Tomorrow is her birthday, and Mama has promised her a present. But tomorrow brings unexpected worries. Suddenly Mama needs money to buy a new fishing net. Erandi knows that the hair buyers have come up from the city to buy the beautiful thick black braids of the village women. Is Mama going to sell Erandi's braids? Full color.

About Antonio Hernandez Madrigal

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Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.
Published February 15, 1999 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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this selfless act gives Erandi the courage to sell her own hair, and in the end, she earns a dress and a doll.

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Erandi is terrified that Mam will sell Erandi's beautiful long braids to the hair buyers from the city, but it is Mam who steps into the chair.

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