By Tomie dePaola
As Tomie dePaola so perfectly explains in the introduction of the book, "Las Posadas, an old Spanich custom which celebrated Mary and Joesph seeking shelter in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, stems from the word posada, meaning 'inn.' It began in Spain and came to the New World, first to Mexico and then to the American Southwest." The Night of Las Posadas tells the story of one of these celebrations as imagined by the author, taking place in a village in New Mexico. Sister Angie has been celebrating Las Posadas for many, many years, and although she cannot attend this year, it turns out to be the most memorable yet.
If you are not already familiar with Las Posadas, this book The Night of Las Posadas is the perfect way to introduce your young reader to this special tradition.
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