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The Vejigante and the Folk Festivals of Puerto Rico

by Edwin Fontánez

An entertaining tool for discovering Puerto Rico's rich vejigante tradition - beautiful coloring activities and informative historical notes illuminate the style and symbolism of Puerto Rico's folk festivals.  

  • Topics Latino History,
    20th-Century History
  • Age Groups Preschool, Early Elementary: K-3
  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • Award Newberry Medal
  • Publisher Exit Studio, 1996, Arlington, VA
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Caldecott Medal
Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Newberry Medal
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Coretta Scott King Award
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).
Golden Kite Award
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.


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