Feliz Navidad!

Feliz Navidad!

Two Stories Celebrating Christmas

Book - 2003
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An illustrated version of the popular Christmas song presents two traditional celebrations--a Caribbean parranda accompanies the Spanish lyrics while the English lyrics include scenes of an American-style family celebration.

"Feliz Navidad" is a bilingual song in Spanish and English--a perfect accompaniment to this book that teaches children about both a typical Caribbean parranda and a traditional winter Christmas feast in a fun, flip book format!

Join the parranda--a Christmas caroling party with traditional songs, instruments, and lots of delicious food! Children will learn about this typical Caribbean celebration, where family, friends, and musicians surprise their neighbors with nighttime caroling, travel from house to house gathering more and more guests, and end the festivities with an outdoor cookout!

Jose Feliciano was born on September 10, 1945 in Puerto Rico and moved to New York at age five. Being born blind never slowed this self-taught musician down. Feliciano is a six-time Grammy Award winner with 45 gold and platinum records. He is the recipient of Billboard's 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award. Feliciano wrote the lyrics for "Feliz Navidad" (released in 1968) when he was homesick for his native Puerto Rico.

David Diaz is the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal for SMOKY NIGHT, written by Eve Bunting. Diaz has been an illustrator for fifteen years serving such clients as American Express, PepsiCo, and Benetton. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and the Washington Post. He developed his bold art style after a trip down the Amazon in Brazil. He has illustrated many books for children, including GOING HOME and THE INNER CITY MOTHER GOOSE. Diaz lives in California with his wife and three children.

Feliz Navidad es una cancion bilingue en espanol e ingles, escrita por Jose Feliciano, y es la acompanante perfecta de este libro que le ensena a los ninos, de una manera divertida, lo que es una parranda caribena y una fiesta navidena tradicional. Unete a una parranda llena de canciones navidenas tradicionales, intrumentos musicales y mucha comida. Los ninos aprenderan acerca de esta tipica celebra

Set to the lyrics of Jose Feliciano's song "Feliz Navidad" and illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz, this unique flip book features two different, yet traditional, Christmas celebrations!

Feliz Navidad, la canción bilingüe compuesta por José Feliciano, es la acompañante perfecta de este libro que le enseña a los niños, de una manera divertida, lo que es una parranda caribeña y una fiesta navidena tradicional. Únete a una parranda llena de canciones navideñas tradicionales, intrumentos musicales y mucha comida. Los niños aprenderán acerca de esta típica celebración caribeña donde familiares, amigos y músicos sorprenden a sus vecinos cantándoles canciones a medida que se les une todo el vecindario, hasta terminar la celebración en una fiesta con comida para todos.

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Bold, graphic art brings to life one of America's most popular Christmas songs and two traditional celebrations that go along with the season--a Caribbean parranda is represented by the Spanish lyrics while the English lyrics include scenes of an American-style family celebration. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., 2003
ISBN: 9780439517171
Branch Call Number: YS 782.421 FEL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Diaz, David - Illustrator
Alternative Title: José Feliciano's Feliz Navidad


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