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A LAND OF BOOKS Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Carolina Hoyos

Children Ages 4-6 • 25 mins. • Unabridged • © 2022

Carolina Hoyos expertly and lovingly narrates this astounding audiobook. A Mexihcah girl tells her little brother about the history of book making in Mesoamerica before the arrival of Europeans. Book-making techniques are explored in depth--from the plants used to make the pages to the animals, insects, and rocks used to complete and decorate the books. How these books were read, by whom, and what happened during the Spanish Conquest are discussed. Hoyos narrates clearly, especially the words in Nahuatl, which is impressive. Hoyos's narration brings warmth to this story, which balances nicely with the technical facts about book making. Gentle sound effects and soft music are present throughout the production, enhancing the listening experience. A.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2022

DD ISBN 9781666620689 $9.99

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