zondag 5 juni 2011

La Virgin De Guadalupe

Op zoek naar de maagd! Maakten in Mexico kennis met het verhaal van de 'Virgin del Guadaloupe' als POP-UP La Virgen De Guadalupe: Our Lady of Guadalupe :
"By Valarie De La Garza (Los Angeles, CA USA) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Virgen De Guadelupe La (Hardcover)
Francisco Serrano's La Virgen de Guadalupe is not just a well-written historical piece for children, but a beautiful keepsake to be passed down through the generations. The book chronicles the age-old legend of how the Virgin Mary appeared to a poor indigineous boy hundreds of years ago -- an encounter that would forever alter how Catholicism was practiced in Mexico and by Latinos worldwide today. The significance of the Virgin Mary appearing to Diego was momentous. The Virgin Mary was brought to Mexico via the Spanish conquest's Catholicism. The fact that a dark-skinned Virgin Mary would appear to an indio demonstrated Catholicism's accessibility to the masses in Mexico. Mexico was able to claim a part of the conquerer's religion as their own. La Virgen de Guadalupe became Mexico's patron saint.
Serrano's book breaks down the story in a straightforward manner that children of all ages can understand and appreciate. The pictures and pop-up images are beautifully illustrated and are a whimsical touch to a magical story. The reader looks forward to every page's clever pop and pull items. The book is certainly a treasure for older family members who want to share an important piece of spiritualism of the Latino culture with their children."

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