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Title:
Merry navidad! : villancicos en espanol e ingles
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Rayo, c2007.
ISBN:
9780060584344

9780060584351
Physical Description:
63 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Language:
Spanish
Language Note:
Parallel English and Spanish texts = Textos paralelos en ingles y español.
Contents:
On the road to Bethlehem: Hurry, little donkey -- On a long-eared donkey -- Donkey goes to Bethlehem -- Christmas eve: Bells upon bells -- It's time to sing out with joy -- Fum, fum, fum! -- Shepherds: To the beautiful child -- Come, shepherds come -- Christmas lullabies:Hush-a-bye -- Fins in the river -- Arrurru, rock-bye -- Saint Joseph: This child is sleepy -- Christmas tree: Pine tree needle -- Christmas tree -- Aguinaldo's: Open wide the door -- We come down from the mountains -- Three wise Kings: Three wise kings are coming -- Sky in Bethlehem -- Musical notations
Abstract:
Este libro ilustrado para niños introduce y organiza canciones de Navidad en las siguientes categorias: camino a Belen, las posadas, Nochebuena, los pastores, nanas de Navidad, San Jose, el arbol de Navidad, aguinaldos, y los Tres Reyes Magos. Se incluyen las partituras de seis de las canciones hacia el fin.

This illustrated book for children introduces and organizes Christmas songs into the following categories: on the road to Bethlehem, the posadas, Christmas eve, the shepherds, Christmas lullabies, Saint Joseph, the Christmas tree, aguinaldos, and the Three Wise Kings. Musical notations of six of the songs are included at the end.
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Summary

Summary

Resuenen con alegr#65533;a
los c#65533;nticos de mi tierra
que viva el Ni#65533;o Jes#65533;s
que ha nacido en Nochebuena.

It's time to sing out with joy
the songs that are sung in my land
in praise of the precious Child
born this holy Christmas evening.

Come share the joy of a Hispanic Christmas!

In this warm and vibrant collection of traditional Spanish Christmas carols, or villancicos, noted authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy bring to life the holiday traditions of Latin America and Spain. The creative English adaptations by Rosalma Zubizarreta both capture the spirit of the originals and add a new dimension to the songs. And Spanish illustrator Viv#65533; Escriv#65533;'s spirited illustrations are perfect backdrops for the lyrics, adding rich holiday flavor.

Come sing along! #65533;Feliz Navidad! and Merry Christmas!


Summary

Resuenen con alegria
los canticos de mi tierra
que viva el Nino Jesus
que ha nacido en Nochebuena. It's time to sing out with joy
the songs that are sung in my land
in praise of the precious Child
born this holy Christmas evening. Come share the joy of a Hispanic Christmas In this warm and vibrant collection of traditional Spanish Christmas carols, or villancicos, noted authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy bring to life the holiday traditions of Latin America and Spain. The creative English adaptations by Rosalma Zubizarreta both capture the spirit of the originals and add a new dimension to the songs. And Spanish illustrator Vivi Escriva's spirited illustrations are perfect backdrops for the lyrics, adding rich holiday flavor. Come sing along Feliz Navidad and Merry Christmas


Reviews 5

Publisher's Weekly Review

PreS-Gr 2-Attractive and informative, this title is a nice introduction to villancicos, or traditional Spanish Christmas carols. The book presents the events from December 16, when Las Posadas begins, to January 6, when Three Kings Day is celebrated throughout Latin America and Spain. The carols are divided into sections, such as "On the Road to Bethlehem "and "Christmas Eve," according to the circumstances surrounding the songs. Each section explains the origin of local festivities, like Las Posadas in Mexico and Aguinaldos in Puerto Rico, and when and why the songs would traditionally be sung. The selections themselves are fairly short, simple, and sweet; and music is included for a few of them at the end of the book. Illustrated in soft watercolors that perfectly capture the gentle tone of the text, this is a fine compilation of carols for families to share and a nice way for children to learn about Christmas traditions Recommended for all libraries.Roxanne Landin, The Fremont Area District Library, Fremont, MI (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


Horn Book Review

This collection presents nineteen traditional Spanish-language Christmas carols along with English translations. Section introductions in both languages describe related holiday traditions. The song translations make occasional minor changes for the sake of rhythm and rhyme, but only when the general meaning can be preserved. Colorful illustrations of squat, doll-like figures display Latin American holiday practices. Includes music for six songs. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Centered on villancicos, Christmas carols first brought to the Americas by Spanish settlers, which were reshaped by the rhythms and traditions of new regions, this chronologically organized book highlights various events celebrated between December 16 and January 6. Information about the villancicos precedes the individual songs, which (like the rest of the text) appear in both Spanish and English. The idea of trying to describe a Latino Christmas leads to some problems in the otherwise charming watercolor illustrations: it's not always clear which country is being represented. Clothing varies in the artwork, and to make things more confusing, characters appearing on the song spreads may be in biblical or modern attire. Among the events covered are the tradition of Las Posadas (meaning inn or lodging), which celebrates the Nativity; Christmas Eve, known as Nochebuena; and the celebration of the three wise men Musical notations for some of the songs is appended. For libraries with large Latino communities.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2007 Booklist


Horn Book Review

This collection presents nineteen traditional Spanish-language Christmas carols along with English translations. Section introductions in both languages describe related holiday traditions. The song translations make occasional minor changes for the sake of rhythm and rhyme, but only when the general meaning can be preserved. Colorful illustrations of squat, doll-like figures display Latin American holiday practices. Includes music for six songs. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Centered on villancicos, Christmas carols first brought to the Americas by Spanish settlers, which were reshaped by the rhythms and traditions of new regions, this chronologically organized book highlights various events celebrated between December 16 and January 6. Information about the villancicos precedes the individual songs, which (like the rest of the text) appear in both Spanish and English. The idea of trying to describe a Latino Christmas leads to some problems in the otherwise charming watercolor illustrations: it's not always clear which country is being represented. Clothing varies in the artwork, and to make things more confusing, characters appearing on the song spreads may be in biblical or modern attire. Among the events covered are the tradition of Las Posadas (meaning inn or lodging), which celebrates the Nativity; Christmas Eve, known as Nochebuena; and the celebration of the three wise men Musical notations for some of the songs is appended. For libraries with large Latino communities.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2007 Booklist