Viva Zapata


This humorous story is about a fictional incident in the childhood of the Mexican revolutionary hero, Emiliano Zapata. After Emiliano's pony is stolen, he manages to track down the bandits and recover his horse.

"A wonderful children's book about a childhood episode in the life of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata…Beautiful, dramatic black and white illustrations wrap the story in a fabulous aura. It is a hard world where a life can be decided on whether or not you can make a rough bandido laugh. Emiliano is more than up to the task."
– Midwest Book Review
"With a light touch of foreshadowing and simple black and white illustrations, the authors have created a fun way to introduce young readers to a historical figure who made a difference in the lives of millions."
– Canadian Bookseller Magazine
"Recommend this book for both school libraries and public libraries...The book would be an idea candidate for a display highlighting picture books as art."
– Resource Links
"Illustrator Stefan Czernicki succeeds in illustrating the setting and characters in such a way as to impact Zapata's cause...Audiences will appreciate the full-page drawings and large boldface text opposite each illustration."
– Library Media Connection
“Provokes laughter, deep thought and sighs of contentment.”
– CM Magazine
“A charming, humorous tale with striking black and white illustrations.”
– Globe & Mail
Resource Links "The Year's Best"   | 2009  |  Commended