Alfombras de aserrín

Author: Amelia Lau Carling
- Children/Young
- Groundwood Books
- ISBN: 9780888997302
- Release Date: 02-28-2006
-Reviewed by: REFORMA

A young Chinese immigrant living in Guatemala participates in the traditional mak-ing of sawdust carpets in preparation for Holy Week, but is perplexed to find out that they will be destroyed during the religious procession. Single-handedly, the girl decides to stop their demise. Blending acrylics, crayon, and watercolors, Lau Carling’s illustrations aptly depict the interaction between Chinese and Guatemalan cultures and traditions. Search the Críticas database for a full review. 

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