Life Around the Lake by Maricel E. Presilla
The Feasts Of Lake Patzcuaro

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"A glimpse of life in central Mexico is offered through the embroidery of women in the area; their landscapes and portraits of daily life, past and present, are charming.... An unusual cultural record." --Kirkus Reviews
 

About Maricel E. Presilla

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Maricel E. Presilla journeyed to the San Blas Islands as part of her ongoing study of the foods and cultures of Latin America. After receiving her doctorate in medieval Spanish history, she wrote two books for young readers: "Feliz Nochebuena," "Feliz Navidad: Christmas Feasts of the Hispanic Caribbean," and with Gloria Soto, "Life Around the Lake," A native of Cuba, she lives with her husband in Weehawken, New Jersey. Associate Professor in the Department of Education, San Francisco State University
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Diane Pub Co. 30 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In the San Bias Islands off the northern coast of Panama, Cuna women make a unique and beautiful form of art called molas, in which layers of fabric of various textures are sewn together, then snipped and stitched into pictures comprised of bold forms and bright colors.

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A glimpse of life in central Mexico is offered through the embroidery of women of the area;

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In a plaintive text that will likely prove ponderous for the average picture book reader, the authors tell the bittersweet story of the Tarascan Indians living along the shores of Lake Patzcuaro in west-central Mexico.

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