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Author Vidal, Beatriz.
Title Federico and the Magi's gift : a Latin American Christmas story / by Beatriz Vidal.
Pub Info New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004.
book jacket
 E Dennis (Sears)-Juvenile  J PICTURE VID     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Descript [32] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Audience AD850L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader LG 4.6 0.5 0.5 83411
Summary Because he has misbehaved, four-year-old Federico is afraid the three kings will not bring him the toy horse he asked them for and, unable to sleep, he goes outside to await their arrival. It's the eve of the Epiphany, or the Feast of the Three Kings, and that means the Three Wise Men, or Magi, will ride through the night sky to deliver gifts to children. Four-year-old Federico has misbehaved, and now he is afraid the Magi won't leave him any presents. As his brother and sister prepare hay and water for the Magi's camels, Federico stays by himself: Will he get the caballito, or toy horse, he is hoping for? Will the Magi really come? This gorgeously illustrated storybook by Beatriz Vidal glows with warmth and holiday cheer, and readers everywhere will surely find themselves scanning the night skies for the Magi. Praise for A Library for Juana: "The text is perfectly complemented by Vidal's brilliant, detailed illustrations that have the look and exactitude of Renaissance miniatures.
Subject Epiphany -- Fiction.
Magi -- Fiction.
Behavior -- Fiction.
Latin America -- Fiction.
Genre Juvenile materials.
ISBN 0375825185 (trade)
037592518X (lib. bdg.)
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