A story of true Christmas love and acceptance
Nina is visiting her grandmother in Miami for Christmas. Usually she spends it in snowy New England with her mother and her family, but this year is different. She isn’t certain what to make of a hot and humid holiday, until she learns the traditions of her father’s side of the family from her Cuban grandmother. She helps prepare for the evening and takes part in all their traditions—the intricate cooking for the feast, the dancing, the music, and the gathering of relatives and neighbors. It all comes together for a Noche Buena that Nina will never forget.
"Full of beautifully-observed cultural details!" - LA Times
"Attractive paintings with simple lines and bright, solid colors help tell this warm, loving story in an understated way!" - Kirkus Reviews
Real educational VALUE
“Lovely insight into Cuban Christmas Eve tradition... does a great job of showing us a Christmas Eve celebration in a Cuban family living in Miami.” - Chris : father
“La Noche Buena is an enchanting tale as much as about food and the holidays as it is about the importance of family. - The Children’s Book Review
“This warm and colorful picture book will show children that Christmas celebrations come in all kinds of flavors.” - Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews
Beautiful Color Illustrations by Angela Dominguez
From the heart of Antonio Sacre
Award winning author Antonio Sacre has been lauded around the world as one of humanity’s master storytellers. With thousands of appearances in front of audiences of all ages, Antonio has found a style of telling tales that goes straight to the heart. Now, you can give children the gift of the very best.