TWO PESOS FOR CATALINA by Ann Kirn

TWO PESOS FOR CATALINA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Using the colors of Mexico - magenta, pink and burnt sienna-and some typical rural scenes depicted in charming ""modern"" illustrations, the author reflects the warmth of Mexican people in the story of a little girl who has two whole pesos to spend on herself. With a market place full of goodies, Catalina has a hard time deciding, but when the image of a pair of shiny black shoes flashes by, she is completely sold. Firmly planted in her first pair of shoes and laden with candles for her friends, she heads back to an admiring group of intimates who agree with her choice. Ann Kirn is certainly not writing a sociological treaties, yet the simplicity of her little story deeply probes the character of the Mexican and the environment in which he lives.

Pub Date: Jan. 22nd, 1961
Publisher: Rand McNally