The Vejigante and the Folk Festivals of Puerto Rico

By Edwin Fontanez

Reading Level: Pre-School, Early Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Awards: Newbery Medal
Publisher: Exit Studio 1996

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An entertaining tool for discovering Puerto Rico's rich vejigante tradition - beautiful coloring activities and informative historical notes illuminate the style and symbolism of Puerto Rico's folk festivals.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.