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Up and Down the Andes

A Peruvian Festival Tale

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ISBN: 9781846864681

Written by Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

This rhyming text takes readers from Lake Titicaca all the way to the city of Cusco for the highly popular Inti Raymi festival, celebrated in June each year. Children from many areas of southern Peru are traveling to the festival, each using a different mode of transport. Includes educational endnotes on the history, people and festivals of Peru.

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.75 inches
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 5-10 years

Awards & Accolades

  • Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian Magazine, 2008

"Peruvian children in colorful native garb make their way to a winter solstice celebration in this glowingly illustrated book" — Publishers Weekly

"The simple rhyming text and the bright, clear, beautiful unframed acrylic paintings express a strong sense of the rich traditions that are still part of contemporary life, from the clothes and food at the party to the images of the Sun God" — Booklist

About the Contributors

Written by - Laurie Krebs
Laurie Krebs combines her love of children's literature with her enthusiasm for traveling, to create her wonderful picture books that bring readers all around the world. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Bill.
Illustrated by - Aurélia Fronty
Aurélia Fronty is a full-time painter, illustrator and textile artist who lives in Montreuil, France.

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