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Owl in a Straw Hat: El Tecolote del Sombrero de Paja
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Owl in a Straw Hat: El Tecolote del Sombrero de Paja (Hardback)

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This masterfully written childrens book by New Mexicos favourite storyteller is a delightful tale about a young owl named Ollie who lives in an orchard with his parents in northern New Mexico. Ollie is supposed to attend school but prefers to hang out with his friends Raven and Crow instead. Ollies parents discover he cannot read and they send Ollie off to see his grandmother, Nana, a teacher and farmer in Chimayo. Along the way, Ollies illiteracy causes mischief as he meets up with some shady characters on the path including Gloria La Zorra (a fox), Trickster Coyote, and a hungry wolf named Luis Lobo who has sold some bad house plans to the Three Little Pigs. When Ollie finally arrives at Nanas, his cousin Randy Roadrunner drives up in his lowrider and asks Ollie why hes so blue. Im starting school, and theres too much to learn, and I cant read Ollie says. I cant do it. Randy explains that he did not think he could learn to read either, but he persevered, earned a business degree, and now owns the best lowrider shop in Espanola! Ollie finally decides he is ready to learn to read. The characters and the northern New Mexico landscape come to life wonderfully in original illustrations by New Mexico artist El Moises.

Children'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fiction Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press Publication Date: 01/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9780890136300  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Rudolfo Anaya, considered the father of Chicano literature, is the author of the beloved classic Bless Me, Ultima, which was adapted into a major feature film in 2013. In 2016, Anaya received the National Medal of Arts presented by President Barack Obama. His childrens books include Rudolfo Anaya's The Farolitos of Christmas, The First Tortilla, Roadrunners Dance, The Santeros Miracle, and Serafinas Stories. Anaya is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico where he taught for thirty years. He lives in Albuquerque.

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