MY MAMA'S LITTLE RANCH ON THE PAMPAS by María Cristina Brusca

MY MAMA'S LITTLE RANCH ON THE PAMPAS

Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In a sequel to On the Pampas (1991), which described a childhood summer on her grandparents' ranch, Brusca relates a year's events on the small ranch her mother purchased to raise cattle, and where the family spent holidays and weekends. A straightforward narrative introducing interesting details of ranch life derives a minimal plot from events concerning the cattle: their purchase at auction, one heifer's escapes through a much-mended fence, and--most dramatically--the caesarian that proves necessary after the little Angus gets together with a big Holstein bull. Endpapers explain the southern hemisphere's seasons and some Argentine terms for foods, dances, etc., with pronunciation; energetic watercolors with angular forms recalling Dirk Zimmer's characters nicely evoke the setting. (Autobiography/Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-8050-2782-3
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1994




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