“Our stories, traditions and culture are important for this reason they must continue to be told” says Osuba, whose passion for his culture has led him to produce many cultural projects over the last 24 years in North Carolina. “This book tells my story as a young boy living in a small town in upstate New York. It was written for my mom and to help explain to my children, nieces and nephews why we celebrate Three Kings Day. It also highlights a few of the cultural and traditional elements that make this day and the extraordinary way it is celebrated so special and unique.”
The Book is handcrafted and one of the few Dual language English/Spanish children’s book about Christmas and The Three Kings.
About The Author: Osuba (Rafael A. Osuba, 1967) is a Puerto Rican artist and art advocate. He says “Art is all around us; it is up to us to see its beauty.” Art is the vehicle he uses to stay connected to his culture. “Every drawing, painting, sculpture, song, dance, food, literary work has a story behind it. Capturing a feeling, a memory or expression and sharing it with the world is where the magic lies.” Osuba has effectively used his creativity to advocate and broaden the arts in North Carolina. Over the last 24 years he has pioneered many projects that have helped to further the Latino Art movement. He is the founder and artistic director of the El Quixote Festival a seven month long annual festival produced by Artist Studio Project that celebrates and honors the 400 years of Don Quixote. He identifies his three children as his greatest works of art!
About The Illustrator:
Gol (Miguel Gómez Andrea, 1960) is a Spanish cartoonist, playwright and actor. Since 1993 he directs Estudio La Recua S.L. specializing in historical divulgation through artistic mediums, mainly the theater and the comics. For eight years he played Sancho Panza in the show Delirio de Don Quijote and Sancho Panza, which allowed him to get to know Cervantes and his work in depth. He has published more than 50 historical comics’ titles for institutions and independent publishers, as well as several books of historical divulgation on the most varied subjects. He has also written and performed several plays throughout the national territory of Spain.
His most recent book (2015 Dibbuks) “Cervantes La ensoñación del genio” which he authored and illustrated, continues to receive great reviews and praise.
Luisto (5 years old) loves going to Abuelita’s house because on cold days she prepares “leche con chocolate caliente”! He loves hot cocoa! Especially the way his Abuelita makes it! She takes a block of hard bittersweet chocolate; she says it is “Comida de Los Dioses”, Food of the Gods.
Abuelita tells him that chocolate has wonderful powers; they break it up into little pieces, melt it, and then add sugar and hot milk, sometimes cinnamon.
However, this day was even more special for this day they would prepare for the arrival of Los Tres Reyes Magos, the Three Wise Men.
Luisito Celebrates Three Kings’ Day, Luisito Celebra El Dia De Los Reyes Magos is currently distributed by ASP BOOKS and can be bought on the publisher’s website and on Amazon. Dual language Spanish English children’s book about Christmas
Title: Luisito Celebrates Three Kings’ Day, Luisito Celebra El Dia De Los Reyes Magos
Author: Rafael A. Osuba
Illustrator: Miguel Gómez Andrea (GOL)
Format: Paperback 20 pages
Reading Level: 6 and up
Publisher: ASP BOOKS – Artist Studio Project Publishing Company; 1st edition (2016)
Language: Dual Language English/Spanish
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