LET'S GO TRAVELING IN MEXICO by Robin Rector  Krupp

LET'S GO TRAVELING IN MEXICO

Age Range: 5 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A guided tour through Mexico led by the mythical Quetzalc¢atl, a creature that is half-bird and half-snake. The tour begins in Mexico City, at the Plaza of Three Cultures, where the ruins of an Aztec temple stand next to a Spanish church and skyscrapers. It's the beginning of a fascinating journey from the pyramids in the ancient city of Teotihuac†n to the artisans of Oaxaca and the rain forests of southern Mexico. Krupp compares Mexican heritage to a sarape blanket, ``woven together with many threads.'' Her vibrant montages reflect this rich heritage and add depth to the text. Readers come away with a wonderful overview of Mexican arts, crafts, food, language, architecture, topography, and musical and religious celebrations. Broad in scope, informative, and fun to read. (chronology, maps) (Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-688-12367-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1996