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Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice

Illustrated by Robert Roth

Mama Provi and her granddaughter Lucy live in the same tall apartment building -- Mama Provi on the first floor, Lucy on the eighth. When Lucy has the chicken pox and can't come down to visit, Mama Provi decides to make a trip upstairs with a big pot of her tasty arroz con pollo. But on her way up the seven flights of stairs, she meets a neighbor on every floor. En un dos por tres (in Spanish this means "lickedy-split"), the chicken and rice are joined by Mrs. Landers's crusty white bread, Señor Rivera's frijoles negros, Mrs. Woo's tea, and more...and Mama Provi arrives at Lucy's door with a tremendous feast!

Booklist A wonderful celebration of food and culture, friends and family.

Kirkus Reviews Rosa-Casanova's first book is a terrific blend of a cumulative tale, a cook's tour of ethnic cuisine, a genuine sense of apartment life, and an unforced display of affection.

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