Magic Windows / Ventanas Mágicas (Paperback)

Magic Windows / Ventanas Mágicas By Carmen Lomas Garza, Carmen Lomas Garza (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Pura Belpr Illustrator Award Winner - American Library Association (ALA)

Bilingual English/Spanish. Through the magic windows of her cut-paper art, Carmen shows us her family, her life as an artist, and the legends of her Aztec past.

We look into Carmen's studio and see her paint a Mexican jarabe tapat o dancer; we glimpse the hummingbirds that cross the US-Mexico border to taste the sweet nectar of the cactus flowers; and we watch Carmen teach her nieces and nephews how to make their own magic windows.

Magic Windows is a continuing tribute to family and community as well as a way for Carmen to connect future generations to their ancestors by teaching and sharing with them this traditional folk art.

About the Author

Carmen Lomas Garza is one of the most prominent Mexican American painters working today. Born and raised in Texas, she now lives in San Francisco, California. Her paintings have traveled all over the United States and Mexico in numerous exhibitions. Visit her website at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780892391837
ISBN-10: 0892391839
Publisher: Children's Book Press (CA)
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish
Series: Magic Windows