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{"id":1337028706383,"title":"The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung","handle":"the-pinata-that-the-farm-maiden-hung","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/samantha-r-vamos\" title=\"Author Samantha R. Vamos\"\u003eSamantha R. Vamos\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sebastia-serra\" title=\"Sebastià Serra\"\u003eSebastià Serra\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIt's someone's birthday. Feliz Cumpleaños!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA farm maiden enlists the help of her farm friends to build a \u003cem\u003epiñata\u003c\/em\u003e for a special celebration. Borrowing the style of \"The House that Jack Built,\" the story unfolds as each part of the \u003cem\u003epiñata\u003c\/em\u003e is gathered - each piece is introduced in English and then replaced by the Spanish word as more and more of the \u003cem\u003epiñata\u003c\/em\u003e is created. 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Vamos, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSamantha R. Vamos is the author of \u003cem\u003eThe Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred\u003c\/em\u003e, a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book; \u003cem\u003eAlphabet Boats\u003c\/em\u003e; \u003cem\u003eAlphabet Trains\u003c\/em\u003e; and \u003cem\u003eAlphabet Trucks\u003c\/em\u003e. Samantha lives in northern California. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSebastià Serra, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSebastià Serra has illustrated more than seventy children's books in many countries, including \u003cem\u003eInky's Great Escape: The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape\u003c\/em\u003e; \u003cem\u003eA Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas\u003c\/em\u003e; and \u003cem\u003eA Pirate's Night Before Christmas\u003c\/em\u003e (Sterling). He lives in Barcelona, Spain. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt takes the hard work and the imagination of many to throw a perfect surprise party. The farm maiden (campesina), a young boy, a farmer, and their group of animal friends prepare for a birthday celebration by gathering all the supplies to make a piñata for their special guest. Each character helps in its creation: The horse (caballo) hauls the water, the goose (ganso) mixes the paste, and the cat (gato) tears the paper that will become the colorful party centerpiece. The boy (niño) hangs the paper flags, while the farmer (campesino) carves traditional Mexican folk-art sculptures (alebrijes). After a long day of decorating the plaza, everyone falls asleep, forgetting to stuff the piñata with treats. But they awaken to fill it just in time as the birthday girl comes home to be surprised by all of her friends. This bilingual book written in cumulative verse poetry introduces new characters as the story unfolds, and the Spanish word for each animal replaces the English word from the previous page. The result is a colorful, festive surprise (sorpresa). Readers will enjoy singing \"The Piñata Song\" and will be inspired to make their own piñatas using the included recipe and instructions. A glossary of Spanish words and cultural terminology is also included. Reminiscent of a traditional folk rhyme, this book accompanies \u003cem\u003eThe Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred\u003c\/em\u003e, also by Lopez. VERDICT An essential addition to any picture book collection.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eForeword Magazine\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFollow along as the whole farm pitches in to create a piñata in time for the party in this delightful and engaging cumulative tale celebrating the spirit of Mexican folk art and traditions. Sing along in English or learn new Spanish words and phrases; the narrative is rhythmic, accompanied by festive illustrations featuring bright \u003ci\u003ecascarones\u003c\/i\u003e, handcarved \u003ci\u003ealebrijes\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003epapel picado\u003c\/i\u003e fluttering in the breeze—and \u003ci\u003epiñatas\u003c\/i\u003e, of course, with detailed directions included to help make one at home.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pinata-that-farm-maiden-hung-cvr.jpg?17854814694225396051\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pinata-that-farm-maiden-hung-hires.zip?820818999633422786\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/make-your-own-pinata.pdf?2192195144118306860\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-796-9\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e10x10\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2018-06-27T12:26:23-04:00","created_at":"2018-06-27T12:02:22-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_Spanish\/Bilingual","Browse by Subject_Art\/Music\/Theater","Browse by Subject_Diversity","Browse by Subject_Holidays","Browse by Subject_Social Studies\/Cultures","family","friendship","girl","hard work"],"price":1799,"price_min":1799,"price_max":1799,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":12384801751119,"title":"Hardcover","option1":"Hardcover","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"97969","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":{"id":3656472166479,"product_id":1337028706383,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-06-27T12:19:40-04:00","updated_at":"2018-06-27T12:19:40-04:00","alt":null,"width":1500,"height":1500,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/PINATA_ThatFarmMaiden.jpg?v=1530116380","variant_ids":[12384801751119]},"available":true,"name":"The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung - Hardcover","public_title":"Hardcover","options":["Hardcover"],"price":1799,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"9781580897969"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/PINATA_ThatFarmMaiden.jpg?v=1530116380"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/PINATA_ThatFarmMaiden.jpg?v=1530116380","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/samantha-r-vamos\" title=\"Author Samantha R. Vamos\"\u003eSamantha R. Vamos\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sebastia-serra\" title=\"Sebastià Serra\"\u003eSebastià Serra\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIt's someone's birthday. Feliz Cumpleaños!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA farm maiden enlists the help of her farm friends to build a \u003cem\u003epiñata\u003c\/em\u003e for a special celebration. Borrowing the style of \"The House that Jack Built,\" the story unfolds as each part of the \u003cem\u003epiñata\u003c\/em\u003e is gathered - each piece is introduced in English and then replaced by the Spanish word as more and more of the \u003cem\u003epiñata\u003c\/em\u003e is created. It's a bilingual birthday bash from the boy who shaped the \u003cem\u003ebarro\u003c\/em\u003e to the \u003cem\u003esorpresa\u003c\/em\u003e at the end! \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBack matter includes the lyrics to \u003cem\u003eLa Canción de la Piñata \u003c\/em\u003e(The \u003cem\u003ePiñata\u003c\/em\u003e Song), instructions for how to make your own \u003cem\u003epiñata\u003c\/em\u003e, a glossary, and a list of Spanish translations.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.blogspot.com\/2019\/01\/charlesbridge-unplugged-19-samantha.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eListen\u003c\/a\u003e to author Samantha Vamos talk about \u003cem\u003eThe Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-cazuela-that-the-farm-maiden-stirred\" title=\"The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred\"\u003eThe Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/we-are-grateful-otsaliheliga\" title=\"We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga\"\u003eWe Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/maya-papaya-and-her-amigos-play-dress-up\"\u003eMaya Papaya and her Amigos Play Dress-Up\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/celebrations-celebraciones\" title=\"Celebrations\/Celebraciones\"\u003eCelebrations\/Celebraciones: Holidays of the United States of America and Mexico\/Días feriados de los Estados Unidos y México\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pinata-that-farm-maiden-hung-spread.jpg?820818999633422786\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSamantha R. 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He lives in Barcelona, Spain. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt takes the hard work and the imagination of many to throw a perfect surprise party. The farm maiden (campesina), a young boy, a farmer, and their group of animal friends prepare for a birthday celebration by gathering all the supplies to make a piñata for their special guest. Each character helps in its creation: The horse (caballo) hauls the water, the goose (ganso) mixes the paste, and the cat (gato) tears the paper that will become the colorful party centerpiece. The boy (niño) hangs the paper flags, while the farmer (campesino) carves traditional Mexican folk-art sculptures (alebrijes). After a long day of decorating the plaza, everyone falls asleep, forgetting to stuff the piñata with treats. But they awaken to fill it just in time as the birthday girl comes home to be surprised by all of her friends. This bilingual book written in cumulative verse poetry introduces new characters as the story unfolds, and the Spanish word for each animal replaces the English word from the previous page. The result is a colorful, festive surprise (sorpresa). Readers will enjoy singing \"The Piñata Song\" and will be inspired to make their own piñatas using the included recipe and instructions. A glossary of Spanish words and cultural terminology is also included. Reminiscent of a traditional folk rhyme, this book accompanies \u003cem\u003eThe Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred\u003c\/em\u003e, also by Lopez. VERDICT An essential addition to any picture book collection.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eForeword Magazine\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFollow along as the whole farm pitches in to create a piñata in time for the party in this delightful and engaging cumulative tale celebrating the spirit of Mexican folk art and traditions. Sing along in English or learn new Spanish words and phrases; the narrative is rhythmic, accompanied by festive illustrations featuring bright \u003ci\u003ecascarones\u003c\/i\u003e, handcarved \u003ci\u003ealebrijes\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003epapel picado\u003c\/i\u003e fluttering in the breeze—and \u003ci\u003epiñatas\u003c\/i\u003e, of course, with detailed directions included to help make one at home.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pinata-that-farm-maiden-hung-cvr.jpg?17854814694225396051\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pinata-that-farm-maiden-hung-hires.zip?820818999633422786\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/make-your-own-pinata.pdf?2192195144118306860\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-796-9\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e10x10\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung

By Samantha R. Vamos / Illustrated by Sebastià Serra

It's someone's birthday. Feliz Cumpleaños!

A farm maiden enlists the help of her farm friends to build a piñata for a special celebration. Borrowing the style of "The House that Jack Built," the story unfolds as each part of the piñata is gathered - each piece is introduced in English and then replaced by the Spanish word as more and more of the piñata is created. It's a bilingual birthday bash from the boy who shaped the barro to the sorpresa at the end! 

Back matter includes the lyrics to La Canción de la Piñata (The Piñata Song), instructions for how to make your own piñata, a glossary, and a list of Spanish translations.

Listen to author Samantha Vamos talk about The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung.

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Samantha R. Vamos, author

Samantha R. Vamos is the author of The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book; Alphabet Boats; Alphabet Trains; and Alphabet Trucks. Samantha lives in northern California. 


Sebastià Serra, illustrator

Sebastià Serra has illustrated more than seventy children's books in many countries, including Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape; A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas; and A Pirate's Night Before Christmas (Sterling). He lives in Barcelona, Spain. 

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School Library Journal, starred review

It takes the hard work and the imagination of many to throw a perfect surprise party. The farm maiden (campesina), a young boy, a farmer, and their group of animal friends prepare for a birthday celebration by gathering all the supplies to make a piñata for their special guest. Each character helps in its creation: The horse (caballo) hauls the water, the goose (ganso) mixes the paste, and the cat (gato) tears the paper that will become the colorful party centerpiece. The boy (niño) hangs the paper flags, while the farmer (campesino) carves traditional Mexican folk-art sculptures (alebrijes). After a long day of decorating the plaza, everyone falls asleep, forgetting to stuff the piñata with treats. But they awaken to fill it just in time as the birthday girl comes home to be surprised by all of her friends. This bilingual book written in cumulative verse poetry introduces new characters as the story unfolds, and the Spanish word for each animal replaces the English word from the previous page. The result is a colorful, festive surprise (sorpresa). Readers will enjoy singing "The Piñata Song" and will be inspired to make their own piñatas using the included recipe and instructions. A glossary of Spanish words and cultural terminology is also included. Reminiscent of a traditional folk rhyme, this book accompanies The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred, also by Lopez. VERDICT An essential addition to any picture book collection.

Foreword Magazine, starred review

Follow along as the whole farm pitches in to create a piñata in time for the party in this delightful and engaging cumulative tale celebrating the spirit of Mexican folk art and traditions. Sing along in English or learn new Spanish words and phrases; the narrative is rhythmic, accompanied by festive illustrations featuring bright cascarones, handcarved alebrijes, papel picado fluttering in the breeze—and piñatas, of course, with detailed directions included to help make one at home.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-796-9

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Ages: 4-8
Page count: 32
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