Daisy Author:Elizabeth Coatsworth As long as there isn't too much talk of human sacrifice, and if no one insists that she go to a bullfight, Daisy is content to follow her family as they tour Mexico City. But then, in the flower market, Daisy hears the blind street singer. And that is the beginning of a new Daisy -- no longer a Dreamer, but an Adventurer. Whether she is hopeless... more »ly lost in a crowded, strange city, or simply lost in love and pity for a neglected carving of a saint and his pig, Daisy is a sensitive, endearing heroine who will capture the hearts of young readers and carry them with her on an unforgettable Christmas holiday in the Mexico of yesterday.« less
The author, Elizabeth Coatsworth, was known as an international traveler, which influenced her writing. This is reflected in this seven-chapter young adult novel as the main character (Daisy) visits Mexico with her parents and older sister (Emily). Daisy discovers the Mexican culture. Some of her Christmas-time vacation experiences include visiting: (1) the church in Mexico City which houses the Virgin of Guadalupe, (2) the church that tops the great pyramid of Cholula in Pueblo, and (3) Monte Alban in Oaxaca. A young adult would need to have some general knowledge of Spanish terminology / customs to fully appreciate this novel.