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Tonio and Tita are the children of a Mexican farmer. The story tells of their day-to-day activities, such as eating, going to school, and taking care of the animals. Tonio is a mischievous boy while Tia is portrayed as the more leveled headed one of the siblings. This story also covers Mexican holidays and the cultural way of life. Tonia and Tia enjoy celebrating interesting holidays such as Judas Day. They get lost and while spending the night in a cave stumble upon a group of Mexican resistant fighters, a unique glimpse of Mexican culture at the beginning of the 19th century. Illustrated with creative and humorous drawings by the author. The 6t book in the “Twins” series.


Meet The Author

Lucy Fitch Perkins was born in Maples, Indiana, the daughter of a factory owner and businessman. She studied at the Fine Arts School in Boston, and later taught art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She worked for a time as an illustrator with the Louis Prang & Company. She married architect Dwight Perkins in 1891; they lived for many years in Chicago.

The Twins books featured stories on twin siblings from different nations or different periods in American history. Twenty-six volumes of the series appeared over two decades, from the 1910s through the 1930s: The Dutch Twins, The Japanese Twins, The Eskimo Twins, The Puritan Twins, The American Twins of the Revolution, etc.

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