Magda’s Tortillas / Las tortillas de Magda


by Becky Chavarría-Cháirez

Illustrations by Anne Vega

Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla

ISBN: 978-1-55885-286-0
Publication Date: May 31, 2000
Pages: 32
Ages: 3-7
Imprint: Piñata Books
Trim: 8 ½ X 11
Bind: Hardcover

A bilingual picture book for children about a young girl’s first tortilla-making adventure.

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About The Book

Even at the advanced age of seven, Magda Madrigal can remember back to when she was a little girl and would watch her abuela making tortillas. Having studied closely the techniques of a master, she now feels confident of her own ability to turn out beautiful, delicious, and round tortillas. But somehow the rolling pin and the kitchen comal still hold a few surprises for the perplexed Magda—and for her extended family.

Great art isn’t always pretty, but in the case of budding “tortilla artist” Magda Madrigal, at least it’s tasty! Magda’s Tortillas / Las tortillas de Magda offers an entertaining glimpse into Hispanic culture featuring universally appealing themes of practice, patience and youthful pursuits of perfection.

In this vividly illustrated bilingual picture book for children ages 3-7, Magda’s Tortillas / Las tortillas de Magda, readers young and old will embark upon a culinary adventure in the fine art of making tortillas.