Saturday Sancocho by Leyla Torres
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Bright cheerful illustrations capturing the spirit of the marketplace and a recipe for delicious chicken sancocho highlight the tale of Maria Lili and her grandparents and the special Saturday when they run out of everything but eggs.
 

About Leyla Torres

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Harriet Peck Taylor is the author/illustrator, most recently, of "Ulaq and the Northern Lights," She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Leyla Torres is the author/illustrator of "Saturday Sancocho" and other books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 1, 1995 by Farrar Straus Giroux. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mama Ana's reply is cryptic: ``Then we will use the eggs to make sancocho.'' How the grandmother transforms the eggs into a savory supper is a case study in bartering genius.

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This lovely book, in which a girl and her grandmother go on a quest for the ingredients they need to make their favorite meal, is illustrated with bold and vibrant watercolors that evoke the bustling atmosphere of the village markets of Central and South America.

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In what PW called ""a case study in bartering genius,"" Maria Lili's grandmother turns a dozen eggs into a favorite chicken stew;

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