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Tonight is Carnaval

by Arthur  Dorros
Illustrated by Members of Madres Virgin del Carmen of Lima, Peru

Published by Dutton , 1991
24 pages
ISBN: 0525446419
price: $13.95

Ages 4-8

A Peruvian child describes family and community preparations during a three-day period prior to the first night of Carnaval. His story is illustrated with brightly colored folk-art wall hangings (arpilleras), which were sewn by women in Lima, Peru. A final double-page spread entitled "How Arpilleras Are Made" includes captioned color photographs of the artists at work, adding another dimension of cultural detail to the book. A Spanish language edition of this book was also published in 1991. CCBC categories: Seasons And Celebrations; Picture Books; The Arts.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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