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Let's Go Traveling in Mexico Hardcover – March 15, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (March 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688123678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688123673
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,139,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 2-4?In this entertaining and educational picture book, Quetzalcoatl, the Toltec and Aztec god represented by a feathered serpent, takes readers on a year-long tour of Mexico. The simple text reads like a story with a smattering of interesting statistics and facts. Krupp depicts each stop on the journey with roughly colored, layered paper designs that effectively portray the energy and ambiance of the country. Major attractions on the tour include the Plaza of Three Cultures in Mexico City, the Toltec ruins of Teotihuacan, the jungles of Yaxchilan, a school field trip to the colonial palace in Cuernavaca, a Day of the Dead celebration in the island village of Janitzio, and a folk-art market in Oaxaca. A great introduction to the history, geography, and culture of our neighbors south of the border.?Denise E. Agosto, Midland County Public Library, TX
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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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+) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By a gentle sound on March 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a nice primary to 5th grade or so introduction to the land of Mexico, this has certainly been a book I'm delighted to use in my classroom. Rich with art, drawings, color, facts, history the author was able to use her fascinating background and experiences to provide a book artistically/historically/factually as rich as the land is, quite inspiring for my students who often have heritage from many differing places in Mexico.

She ( Robin Rector Krupp) came to my school years ago when my daughter was young as a visiting author. I was on Leadership then, literacy was "in" and we brought authors to talk to the kids and read their books. I cooked three turkeys and cut them up for that luncheon with the teachers, great memory! And she presented her books which was so delightful.It really influenced my daughter as the book on the moon and sun were so clearly grounded in science and within history. And now she is at CalTech and seeing this book in my room noting to me how important this writer was to her. At the time her husband was the director of the Griffith Observatory with phenomenal knowledge of ancient astronomy, he helped her I think in the journey into these books. I bought several, from one on the Moon to this treasure.

I've always intended to review and recommend it. There are maps, fun facts, history, timelines, so that cultural, linguistic, historical, geographic considerations as well as artistic representations frame a story that is sort of flying you into a journey into/through the state of Mexico.You journey within the seasons of a year ever mindful of the sun, of the months of the passage of time as it is reflected within the cultural traditions. I think at the time I first saw it I learned quite a bit!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 10, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I highly recommend "Let's Go Traveling in Mexico"! The concise and friendly narration introduces us to the arts, history, language and cultural diversity of Mexico while on a a magical tour of the Land with our guide, "Quetzalcoatl", the legendary feathered-serpent of Mexico's ancient Peoples.
Enhancing the written word are the vibrant and beautiful illustrations that bring the subject matter to life! The colorful detailed drawings are all captioned, which allows us to learn and appreciate even more about Mexico and all it has to offer.
This delightful volume can be read and loved again and again, and each time we will make new discoveries. Although written for young people, both children and adults will gain from and enjoy, "Let's go Traveling in Mexico"!
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