The Village Basket Weaver by Jonathan London

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Carpio, Tavio's grandfather, is the village basket weaver and the only one left who knows the art of this important tradition, so when Tavio realizes that Carpio is not going to be able to work his trade for much longer, he decides to become his apprentice and learn the tradition for himself.
 

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Jonathan London, who lives in Graton, California, prefers saJonathan London, who lives in Graton, California, prefers sandals to shoes, but he knows that nothing beats socks for dandals to shoes, but he knows that nothing beats socks for dancing. When he's ready to put the extra slip in his slide, hncing. When he's ready to put the extra slip in his slide, he kicks off his flip-flops and puts on some tube socks. Whene kicks off his flip-flops and puts on some tube socks. When Jonathon isn't a sensation on the dance floor, he is a rage Jonathon isn't a sensation on the dance floor, he is a rage on the page with over forty books for children to his credi on the page with over forty books for children to his credit, including "Froggy Gets Dressed, Hip Cat, Like Butter on Pt, including "Froggy Gets Dressed, Hip Cat, Like Butter on Pancakes, " and "Puddles." He lives with his wife and two sonancakes, " and "Puddles." He lives with his wife and two sons. s.
 
Published June 1, 1996 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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In the coastal village of Belize, a boy takes over the tradition of basket weaving when his beloved, infirm grandfather can no longer carry on.

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This tale celebrates a Carib boy's urgent decision to resist modern ways and follow his grandfather in preserving a traditional craft.

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