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My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata

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A young boy learns about natural remedies to cure illness and injuries in this picture book. Aaron’s grandfather, Tata, is knowledgeable in the use of “dried flowers, leaves, herbs and teas” to ease a variety of physical problems for family members and neighbors. The boy assists his grandfather in helping people suffering from a wide range of conditions, including a bee sting, a toothache, a burn, and an eye infection. Aaron is put in charge of searching his grandfather’s shelves, which are filled with numerous labeled bags and bottles. While Tata soothes his patients’ ailments, Nana, Aaron’s grandmother, comforts with her homemade empanadas and hot chocolate. Remarkable, realistic watercolor illustrations reveal the emotions felt by the sufferers, while the bilingual text conveys Tata’s expertise in alleviating their discomfort and in teaching his grandson about natural remedies. A “Glossary of Medicinal Herbs & Remedies” follows the story and is accompanied by illustrations of the plants described, along with specific warnings where necessary. An illuminating glimpse into a tradition not often addressed in children’s literature. —Maryann Owen
- Maryann Owen, April 15, 2015  Visit Website

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