In this story, Amelia has a beautiful dream on the night of 5th of January - the eve of Three Kings Day.
With colorful illustrations, the author has adapted the story of the birth of the Child Jesus to include Puerto Rican traditions.
For example, among the animals that appear beside the manger are the quiquiriquí (rooster), the coquí, the white dove (a symbol of the Holy Sspirit) and paso fino horses. Be sure to notice the Puerto Rican flag that covers the Baby and the maga flower (Puerto Rico's national flower). Instruments like the cuatro, the güiro and the tambourine are part of Puerto Rico's musical roots. You'll also find the Magi of Juana Díaz, the Virgin of the Kings and the typical foods of different towns of Puerto Rico.
Author: Daliana Muratti, Bilingual, children ages 7 and up+, Hardcover, 2007, 46 pages.