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ERIC Number: ED124331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Pages: 33
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The Christmas Pinata.
Kent, Jack
Written for young readers, this illustrated story centers on two ordinary clay pots and the extraordinary fate that befalls one of them. The pots were just two lumps of clay to begin with. But in the talented hands of Juan Gomez, the potter, they began to take shape. The story's central figure is the pot that cracks, alas, while still in the oven. It watches sadly as its companion, the good pot, is gaily painted and then proudly used by Senora Gomez for carrying water from the well. The damaged pot languishes, gathering dust in the courtyard. Then, unexpectedly, on one very special December day, the cracked pot has its own brief moment of glory when it becomes a pinata used in the rich Mexican holiday celebration--las posadas. The story goes on to describe what happens at this celebration. (Author/NQ)
Parents' Magazine Press, 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, New York 10017 (ISBN-0-8193-08153, $4.95)
Publication Type: Books
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