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Inhaltsangabe: In former times, Mexico was ruled by a viceroy who represented the king of Spain. His life & court were the fulcrum around which Mexican life swirled, & the arrival of a new viceroy was the occasion for excitement, celebration, as well as apprehension. This book chronicles the arrival of Viceroy Albuquerque in 1701. The illustrations are taken from a richly painted screen that shows us the public celebration surrounding his accession. One of the viceroy's pages becomes a character to lead children through the images. One can almost hear the laughter, gossip & wonder provoked by the latest fashions & entertainments. There is a whirl of dancing, music & bull fighting. Food & drink are being served. Even the viceroy's carriage is a spectacle. Illustrations.

From School Library Journal: Grade 2-5-Using details from a painted screen that shows the arrival of Viceroy Alburquerque in Mexico City in 1702, a young page, Luis Guzman, fills readers in on court life in 18th-century New Spain. Fashions, manners, and entertainment are all shown and described in slightly stilted language, taken principally from El diario de sucesos notables-1665-1703 (The Diary of Notable Events) by Antonio de Robles. This slice of life is intriguing, and the inclusion of the entire screen at the end of the book, allowing children to search for the vignettes that appear earlier, heightens interest. However, given the detail and the less-than-perfect resolution of the reproductions, this unusual presentation is best used one-on-one or with small groups. Too slow moving and episodic to work well as a story, When the Viceroy Came serves as an interesting primary-source enhancement for units on New World history or art curricula.
Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
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Verlag: Groundwood Books (Toronto) (1999)
ISBN 10: 1422354652 ISBN 13: 9781422354650
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Buchbeschreibung Groundwood Books (Toronto), 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. 29 pages. 9.60x7.90x0.40 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1422354652

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