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GEORGE ANCONA is an award-winning author and photographer of books for young readers. His vivid photographs invite children to enter into new cultures and explore new ideas. Ancona has more than one hundred books to his credit and has won numerous awards, including the Pura Belpr Award, Amricas Award, and a variety of notables. He became interested in flamenco years ago after seeing it performed in a village in the south of France. Ancona lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.