Book summary: The Best Gift of All: The Legend of La Vieja Belen


Renowned Latina author Julia Alvarez recreates the legend of Dominican folk character La Vieja Belen in this delighful bilingual rhyming story, beautifully illustrated by Dominican artist Ruddy Nunez. Alvarez s retelling keeps the magic of the traditional account while contributing a down-to-earth, timely moral: Of all the gifts you can give, your time is the best.

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