Ah … los tamales y las tortillas
Albert Monreal Quihuis released his first children’s book in 2011. Sofía’s Awesome Tamale Day is a tribute to the author’s parents and their tamale-making tradition.
The Chandler resident, who is a financial planner by training and a storyteller at heart, tells LPM that he never thought he’d venture into writing children’s literature, much less a book series, but felt compelled to capture the camaraderie and bonding that occur when a family gathers around the kitchen to prepare food. “I want to inspire young and old readers to discover their history, culture and heritage so they can be proud of who they are.”
His latest book, In Search of the Lost Art of Making Tortillas, follows the travails of Sofía and her talkative parrot, Pepe (characters from his debut story) as they help Abuelita, travel to the Festival of Zapopan, and follow the path of the Jaguar looking for answers and The Lost Art.
Sure, Sofía and Pepe could buy a packet of tortillas at the supermarket for under two dollars, but there’s no fun in that!
In Search of the Lost Art of Making Tortillas
$16.95, paperback; 38 pages
Illustrated by Susan Klecka
Perfect Bound Marketing + Press, 2012
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