Going Home

Paperback | August 22, 1998

byEve Bunting

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“A joyous tale of a Mexican American family's Christmastime trip to the parents' home in Mexico.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Christmas is coming, and Carlos and his family are going homedriving south across the border to Mexico. But Mexico doesn't seem like home to Carlos, even though he and his sisters were born there. Can home be a place you don't really remember?

This dazzling picture book was written and illustrated by Eve Bunting and David Diaz, the Caldecott Medal-winning team behind Smoky Night.

At first, La Perla doesn't seem very different from the other villages they pass through. But then Carlos is swept into the festivities by Grandfather, Aunt Ana, and the whole village. Finally, Carlos begins to understand Mama and Papa's love for the place they left behind and realizes that home can be anywhere, because it stays in the hearts of the people who love you.

Glowing with holiday joy and the spirit of Mexico, this is a must-have for any home or library collection.

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“A joyous tale of a Mexican American family's Christmastime trip to the parents' home in Mexico.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)Christmas is coming, and Carlos and his family are going home—driving south across the border to Mexico. But Mexico doesn't seem like home to Carlos, even though he and his sisters were born there. Can ho...

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Christmas is coming and Carlos and his family are going home-driving south across the border to Mexico. But Mexico doesn't seem like home to Carlos, even though he and his sisters were born there. Can home be a place you don't really remember?At first, La Perla doesn't seem very different from the other villages they pass through. But ...

Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mys...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 10.5 × 0.12 inPublished:August 22, 1998Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064435091

ISBN - 13:9780064435093

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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“A lovely journey home for Mama and Papa and their children, and for readers, a journey to understanding.”