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Nine Days to Christmas

Written by Marie Hall Ets & illustrated by Aurora Labastida
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Nov 1, 1991
Publication Date
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Pages
4-8
Target Age

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Generations of readers have treasured this 1960 Caldecott Medal winner and its tale of a little Mexican girl’s excitement at the approach of Christmas. Ceci eagerly awaits Las Posadas, the traditional nine-day series of yuletide celebrations. This year she’ll lead the candlelight procession that reenacts Mary and Joseph’s trek to Bethlehem. Meanwhile, Mother takes her to the old marketplace to choose her very first piñata. Ceci is dazzled by the colorful array of options, and after making her choice has second thoughts about the fate of her piñata once the posada takes place.

Graced by evocative illustrations, this international holiday classic is now available in a lovely hardcover edition. “The youngest child will be completely transported by this story,” noted The Atlantic, and readers of all ages will be charmed by the child’s-eye view of Mexican culture.

What Kind of Book is Nine Days to Christmas

Themes:
Christmas
Mexico
Categories:
caldecott
classics
Genres:
fiction

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780140544428
Publication Date:
November 1, 1991
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
59016438
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
24833812
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0140544429
Lexile® Level:
510L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.8
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
51316
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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