Maya's Blanket / La Manta De Maya by Monica BrownMaya's Blanket / La Manta De Maya by Monica Brown

Maya's Blanket / La Manta De Maya

byMonica BrownIllustratorDavid Diaz

Hardcover | May 15, 2015

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Little Maya has a special blanket that Grandma stitched with her own two hands. As Maya grows, her blanket becomes worn and frayed, so with Grandma's help, Maya makes it into a dress. Over time the dress is made into a skirt, a shawl, a scarf, a hair ribbon, and finally, a bookmark. Each item has special, magical, meaning for Maya; it animates her adventures, protects her, or helps her in some way. But when Maya loses her bookmark, she preserves her memories by creating a book about her adventures and love of these items. When Maya grows up, she shares her book-Maya's Blanket/La manta de Maya-with her own little daughter while snuggled under her own special blanket.
Inspired by the traditional Yiddish folk song "Hob Ikh Mir a Mantl" ("I Had a Little Coat"), this delightful story puts a child—focused, Latino spin on the tale of an item that is made into smaller and smaller items. Maya's Blanket/La manta de Maya charmingly brings to life this celebration creativity, recycling, and enduring family love.

MONICA BROWN has written several award—winning books for young readers, many of which are inspired by her own mixed heritage, which includes Peruvian, Scottish, Spanish, Amerindian, and Jewish ancestry. When not writing for children, Brown serves as a professor of English at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches about US Latin...
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Title:Maya's Blanket / La Manta De MayaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.75 × 9.25 × 0.3 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Lee & Low BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0892392924

ISBN - 13:9780892392926

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