The empanadas that abuela made Las empanadas que hacía la abuela / por Diane Gonzales Bertrand ; ilustraciones de Alex Pardo DeLange ; traducción al español de Gabriela Baeza Ventura

Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Book - 2003

Told in the style of a cumulative folk song, a grandmother makes empanadas, a traditional Hispanic treat, for her family. Includes recipe.

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Published
Houston, Tex. : Piñata Books c2003.
Language
English
Spanish
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm
ISBN
155885388X
Main Author
Diane Gonzales Bertrand (-)
Other Authors
Alex Pardo DeLange (illustrator), Gabriela Baeza Ventura (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2-The crisp autumn air and ripe pumpkins signal that it's time for Abuela to make her dynamite empanadas. This rhythmic cumulative rhyme follows the process, from cooking the pumpkin to making and rolling the dough to the delicious final product. Along the way, grandchildren, Grandpa, cousins, aunts, and uncles get involved, making it truly a family project. The pen-and-ink and watercolor cartoons in bright, clean fall colors have just the right verve and humor to extend the repetitive text. Both the English and the Spanish are suitable for beginning readers as the repetition in the text reinforces vocabulary and recognition skills. Abuela's recipe is appended. A sound choice for ESL programs and libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A whimsical look at the making of empanadas serves up the festive fun of a family’s effort to concoct the delicious pastries, with an easy empanada recipe included.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Told in the style of a cumulative folk song, a grandmother makes empanadas, a traditional Hispanic treat, for her family, in a story that includes a recipe.