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Cinco de Mayo

Written by Maria Cristina Urrutia

& Rebeca Orozco

  • 32 Pages
  • 9780888998774
  • 7.800" x 9.600"
  • Reading age to 10
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Mexico
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Mexico


Publication Date March 01, 2008

Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May) is one of the most celebrated days in the Mexican calendar, but few people know what it commemorates -- a decisive victory of the Mexicans against the invading French in the mid-nineteenth century. Drawing on historical sources and the photographic record of a contemporary reenactment, this book introduces children to this important, but little understood event.


Maria Cristina Urrutia
Maria Cristina Urrutia is the publisher of Ediciones Tecolote, a prestigious Mexican publishing company whose books have won many international awards. She lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

Rebeca Orozco
Rebeca Orozco is a Mexican author who has published both short stories and novels, but likes writing for children best.