Federico and the Magi's GIft by Beatriz Vidal
A Latin American Christmas Story

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IT'S THE EVE of the Epiphany, or the Feast of the Three Kings, and that means the Three Wise Men, or Magi, will ride through the night sky to deliver gifts to children. Four-year-old Federico has misbehaved, and now he is afraid the Magi won’t leave him any presents. As his brother and sister prepare hay and water for the Magi’s camels, Federico stays by himself: Will he get the caballito, or toy horse, he is hoping for? Will the Magi really come? This gorgeously illustrated storybook by Beatriz Vidal glows with warmth and holiday cheer, and readers everywhere will surely find themselves scanning the night skies for the Magi.

Praise for A Library for Juana:

“The text is perfectly complemented by Vidal’s brilliant, detailed illustrations that have the look and exactitude of Renaissance miniatures.”—School Library Journal
 

About Beatriz Vidal

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Beatriz Vidal has illustrated many wonderful books for children; this is the first book that she has both written and illustrated. The author lives in New York, NY, and Argentina.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by Alfred A. Knopf. 30 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The most memorable illustrations are the panoramic spreads of the garden, the constellations, and the Wise Men flying through the starry sky or standing outside the children’s bedroom window to tuck the toys into their shoes left out on the windowsill.

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It's Christmas way south of the border in Vidal's (A Library for Juana ) entertaining tale of a popular holiday tradition, recalled from her childhood in Argentina.

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