As little Pancho--dressed as an angel--leads his village's Christmas Eve procession, he hears the cries of a star impaled on...

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PANCHO'S PIÑATA

As little Pancho--dressed as an angel--leads his village's Christmas Eve procession, he hears the cries of a star impaled on an ancient cactus and frees it with his long staff. Years later, after a life of toil enriched with a happiness that dates to this experience, he memorializes it by creating the first pinata, in the shape of a star. The story here is unexceptional, but it serves to showcase customs surrounding the pinata and the posada; the well-designed illustrations, in the vibrant colors that characterize Mexican art, are decorative and appealing.

Pub Date: Sept. 14, 1992

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 40

Publisher: Hyperion

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1992