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Maya's Blanket (2015)



Author: Monica Brown Illustrator: David Diaz
Publisher: Lee & Low
Number of pages: 32 pages

Description:
Little Maya has a special blanket that Grandma stitched with her own two hands. As Maya grows, her blanket becomes worn and frayed, so with Grandmas help, Maya makes it into a dress. Over time the dress is made into a skirt, a shawl, a scarf, a hair ribbon, and finally, a bookmark. Each item has special, magical, meaning for Maya; it animates her adventures, protects her, or helps her in some way. But when Maya loses her bookmark, she preserves her memories by creating a book about her adventures and love of these items. When Maya grows up, she shares her bookMayas Blanket - La manta de Mayawith her own little daughter while snuggled under her own special blanket. Inspired by the traditional Yiddish folk song Hob Ikh Mir a Mantl (I Had a Little Coat), this delightful bilingual story puts a child-focused, Latino spin on the tale of an item that is made into smaller and smaller items. Mayas Blanket/La manta de Maya charmingly brings to life this celebration creativity, recycling, and enduring family love.

ISBN 13: 9780892392926

Available in English and Spanish.