Description: This is an easy read with
lots of pictures that describes the everyday life of a family from San
Antonio Palopo. You learn that in 1998 the annual income for the
Calabay family of 5, is $994 and they are always working. You learn
about the family, their home, what they eat, the many ways they work,
and their children's school and play. The book is part of a series
on the socio-economic conditions of families in different countries.
Some of the cultural and political context of Guatemala is missing, but
it is an excellent introduction for children to how every-day families
in Guatemala highlands live.
4 to 9 (with
lots of good pictures and information that even an adult can enjoy)
Key words: Guatemala;
Culture and traditions; juvenile literature; Mayan; San Antonio Palopo, Solola,
Guatemala; Lake Atitlan, Weaving; Huipils; Family; Social life and