on January 16, 2013
Excellent Read-Aloud story, it reads as a poem. Both the English and Spanish versions are exceptionally written. And in true Julia Alvarez fashion, it integrates humor, life lessons and her Dominican culture.
My students were captivated by the story and the beautiful illustrations, and the little treat I gave them too.
I'll be using it at home as well, to teach my daughter about our Dominican Ms. Claus, "La Vieja Belen", lol
Maybe I'll read it to my father too, he'll get a kick out of it, since he always told me about this legend and now it's a book :)