Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida

“This 1960 Caldecott Medal winner and its account of a young Mexican girl’s anticipation of Christmas have been cherished by generations of readers. Ceci looks forward to the customary nine-day series of holiday activities, Las Posadas. She will guide the candlelight procession that portrays Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem this year. As she makes her first piata selection, Mother takes her to the historic market. Ceci is mesmerized by the vibrant variety of choices, and after making a decision, she has second thoughts about what will happen to her piata when the posada is held.
This international Christmas favorite, which features stirring graphics, is now offered in a gorgeous hardcover edition.”
Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the kid’s-eye vision of Mexican culture. According to The Atlantic who stated that “this novel would entirely transport the youngest child.”