From the author of The Cay, a heartwarming story about 11-year-old Maria Gonzaga who enters her poor Mexican-American farm family in the big float competition. Little did she imagine that it would be her own last minute inspiration that would steal the show--and become a tradition celebrated each year.

Maria: A Christmas Story 1993, Turtleback Books, Wisconsin

ISBN-13: 9780606054522

Turtleback School & Library edition