"The Key To Grandpa's House" is a charming story of the patriarch of a family in New Mexico who keeps a key to his house hidden in a rock near his front door. Everyone knows about "la llave". It's a story of how the bonds of family, love, and friendship are passed through generations told with charm and grace through the interspersed Spanish phrases. It's an insightful view of the Hispanic family tradition told by noted children's author Cristina Ortega, and illustrated by her brother Luis Armando Ortega. For children ages 9-12.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our April, 2008 issue.
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