The Shaggy Little Burro of San Miguel Author:Margaret Cabell Self The burros of Mexico are very important animals, for without them most Mexican peasants would have no means of transportation. Burros bring mik and vegetables to market from the farms; burros carry the stones and bricks with which the churches and houses of Mexico are built. And burros carry the people of Mexico when they travel around the cou... more »ntryside. The very culture of the country and pattern of its daily life are dependent on these hardworking, patient creatures.
This is the story of a little burro named Peludo, whose long, shaggy, cinnamon-red coat made him look different from other burros. He and his mother lived in a meadow at the edge of town, and every night when she came home from work Peludo would ask her what she had seen that day. She told him about the other burros of San Miguel - the milk burro, the dirt burro, the burro who carried stones, the bburro who carried furniture, and many, many others. She also told him about the beautiful churches of San Miguel, and about the gay fiestas of the people.
THE SHAGGY LITTLE BURRO OF SAN MIGUEL is a charming, colorful book, set against the rich background of a Mexican town, with its churches, its festivals - and its burros.« less