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Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket: La tilma de Abuelito Lolo


Nasario García
Photographs by Richard Moeller

Winner of the 2012 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association

Awarded Second Place for Best Children's Fiction Picture Book in the 2013 International Latino Book Awards

Grandpa Lolo lives on a ranch in northern New Mexico. When he buys a black-and-white horse named Zorrillo (skunk) from Manuelito Yazzie, a Navajo who lives in a hogan in Torreón, Manuelito throws a tilma, a beautiful Navajo saddle blanket, into the deal. And so begins a beautiful friendship.

This bilingual tale offers an authentic slice of life in the multicultural West and will warm the hearts of readers of all ages.

"This is a lovely story, told simply and with great charm, a tale for children of all ages, including me. Its message? Somos todos amigos. We're all friends."--John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War

"An endearing and educational children's book about friendship. Told in a simple and gentle and entertaining way, this story is also about the rich customs and mores of both the Navajo Indian and Hispanic traditions in New Mexico."--Francisco Jiménez, author of The Circuit


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Master folklorist and native New Mexican Nasario García has published numerous books dealing with Hispanic folklore and the oral history of northern New Mexico and for three decades has dedicated his time to the preservation of Hispanic culture and language of the region whose primary roots rest in Spain and Mexico. He currently lives in Santa Fe.

Richard Moeller, a retired engineer and Santa Fe resident, has been photographing archaeological projects for the National Park Service for the past twelve years. His photographs appear in books and papers published by the archaeologists with whom he works.

Master folklorist and native New Mexican Nasario García has published numerous books dealing with Hispanic folklore and the oral history of northern New Mexico and for three decades has dedicated his time to the preservation of Hispanic culture and language of the region whose primary roots rest in Spain and Mexico. He currently lives in Santa Fe.

ACCLAIM

"This book will regale young readers with rich images and a story that helps us better understand how friends from two different ways of life can find links across space and time."

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7 x 10 in. 72 pages 34 color photographs