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George Ancona

Author of El piñatero = The Piñata Maker

Includes the names: George Ancona, Jorge Ancona Diaz

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George Ancona was born December 4, 1929 in Brooklyn , NY. When he finished high school, he went to Mexico for six months to meet his family. He returned to New York and went to work as a graphic designer. Ancona began taking pictures of his children, and decided that photography would be his hobby. After ten years he quit his job and become a professional photographer. From these photos, he began to make children's books using the words of other writers. After several books, his editor asked him to try his own hand at writing Since then, Ancona has produced more than eighty books for children. Ancona's awards include a Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Citation for Handtalk Birthday, a Parent's Choice Award for The Piñata Maker, and an Outstanding Science Trade Book Citation for The Golden Tamarind Comes Home. (Bowker Author Biography)
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El piñatero = The Piñata Maker 166 copies, 2 reviews
Ricardo's Day 136 copies
Down By the Bay (Photographer) 119 copies, 1 review
Powwow 115 copies, 2 reviews
Pablo Remembers 104 copies, 16 reviews
Handtalk (Author) 88 copies
Barrio: José's Neighborhood 77 copies, 6 reviews
Handtalk Zoo 73 copies, 2 reviews
Turtle Watch 69 copies, 1 review
Ole! Flamenco 61 copies, 5 reviews
Helping Out 60 copies
Let's Dance! 47 copies, 4 reviews
Bananas: From Manolo to Margie 40 copies, 1 review
The American Family Farm (Photographer) 37 copies, 2 reviews
Fiesta U.S.A. 33 copies, 1 review
Mi familia = My family 33 copies, 1 review
My Friend Leslie: The Story of a Handicapped Child (Photographer) 31 copies, 3 reviews
Handtalk School 31 copies, 6 reviews
Come and Eat! 27 copies, 4 reviews
Carnaval 27 copies
Mayeros 22 copies
The Seasons (A Golden Book) (Photographer) 18 copies
Mis amigos = My friends 16 copies, 1 review
Harvest 16 copies
DANCING IS 15 copies
The Aquarium Book 15 copies, 1 review
Cuban Kids 12 copies
Make a Piñata 12 copies
Riverkeeper 11 copies
Our Adobe House 11 copies
It's a Baby 7 copies
My Camera 6 copies
Sheep Dog 4 copies
Self Portrait 3 copies, 1 review
Growing older 3 copies
Viva Mexico! 2 copies
The First Thanksgiving Feast (Photographer) 188 copies
Mom Can't See Me (Photographer, some editions) 67 copies, 8 reviews
Handtalk Birthday: A Number & Story Book in Sign Language (Illustrator, some editions) 47 copies, 9 reviews
Betty Crocker's Hamburger Cookbook (Photographer) 35 copies
Bodies (Illustrator) 27 copies
Living in Two Worlds (Photographer) 16 copies
Betty Crocker's Money-Saving Dinners (Photographer, some editions) 14 copies
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