by Gary Soto
While helping cook Christmas tamales, a young girl tries on her mother's diamond ring and later realizes the ring is missing. It must be in the tamales--and the only way to find out is to eat all of them! Warmly lit oil paintings bring out the nuances of this tender, funny story.
Too Many Tamales
Born in Fresno, California to Mexican American parents, Gary Soto learned the hard work ethic through his share of chores, including mowing lawns, picking grapes, painting house numbers on street curbs, and washing cars. His hard work paid off at California State University at Fresno, from which he graduated with an English degree, and later at the University of California at Irvine, where he earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: September 15, 1993
Copyright Date: 1993
-Christmas -Mexican Americans -Rings -Christmas stories