Age Group: 4-7
This humorous story is about an incident the childhood of the Mexican revolutionary hero, Emiliano Zapata. After Emiliano’s pony is stolen, he manages to track down the bandits and recover his horse. Along the way he learns about the difficult lives of the people of Mexico.
Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers’ Choice) 2010 *Selected as the Year’s Best Picture Books by Resource Links magazine 2009
“This charming, humorous tale with its striking black and white illustrations stands on its own merits, but an afterword provides contextual information that enlarges the story considerably.” The Global and Mail
“With the vitality and starkness of fable, simple black-and-white illustrations accompany a brief historical fiction for early readers about a run-in between horse thieves and a nine-year-old boy named Emiliano Zapata, who is already acting on the egalitarian instincts that will one day turn him into a legendary Mexican revolutionary.” The Georgia Straight