Erandi's BraidsBook - 1999
Erandi is excited. Tomorrow is her birthday, and Mama has promised her a present. But tomorrow brings unexpected worries. Their fishing net is full of holes and beyond repair. Suddenly Mama needs money to buy a new one. Erandi knows that the hair buyers have come up from the city to buy the beautiful thick black braids of the village women. Is Mama going to sell Erandi's braids?Antonio Hernandez Madrigal draws upon a past custom of buying the hair of the Tarascan women of Mexico in this tender story of a little girl's selflessness. This is his first picture book.Tomie dePaola's exquisite illustrations capture the vivid colors of Patzcuarro and the lovely faces of the Tarascan people.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, 1999.
Characteristics:  p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.