Holy Mole!: A Folktale from Mexico by Caroline McAlisterHoly Mole!: A Folktale from Mexico by Caroline McAlister

Holy Mole!: A Folktale from Mexico

byCaroline McAlister, Stefan Czernecki

Hardcover | December 21, 2006

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Carlos is working in the kitchen of the Mexican monastery when the cook enters the room in a panic. The Spanish Viceroy is on his way for a surprise visit and will arrive by noon, expecting dinner. What will the brothers feed this important ambassador to the king? Carlos tries to stay out of the way as lunch is hastily prepared, but his curiosity gets the best of him. His eagerness results in a moment of crisis, followed by what the brothers can only assume is a miracle. This story, inspired by the Mexican folk tradition, explains the origins of molé, the popular national dish that combines chocolate with turkey, spices, and nuts. Stefan Czernecki's amusing, angular illustrations capture the chaos in the kitchen as well as the folk tradition behind the tale.
Caroline McAlister Bio: Caroline McAlister was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. When she was 12 (sixth grade), her father had a sabbatical and took the family to Europe for a year where she became interested in foreign languages and cultures. These interests have helped her in her writing and research. The summer before she left home fo...
Title:Holy Mole!: A Folktale from MexicoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.36 × 8.74 × 0.38 inPublished:December 21, 2006Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874837758

ISBN - 13:9780874837759


Rated 1 out of 5 by from wrong language I mistakenly ordered this book thinking that it was written in Spanish but it's in English. It shouldn't be listed with Spanish editions.
Date published: 2014-11-10