Manuel’s Murals by Jeaninne Escallier Kato

Nine-year-old Manuel loves to paint murals like his hero, the legendary 20th century Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. When his family faces troubles, Manuel journeys to Mexico City, where he finds a greater understanding of his culture.

Manuel’s Murals is a touching, beautifully illustrated story about family and culture. It teaches young children to appreciate where they come from on the way to where they are going. Manuel is a young boy whose love for painting also comes with its share of troubles. To help his family, he decides to journey by himself to Mexico City where he discovers a rich culture that he longs to capture with his paintbrush. This is a book of discovering the everyday heroes around you.

The artwork provided by Rachel Smith is stunning. Her vibrant use of color makes this story come alive. I hope Kato and Smith collaborate again soon.

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  • Paperback:32 pages
  • Publisher:3L Publishing; 1st edition (January 30, 2012)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0615575439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615575438
  • SRP: $14.95


I received a free copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.