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Charro : the Mexican cowboy

Author: George Ancona
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Text and photographs present the traditions and the annual celebration of the charro, the Mexican cowboy. Charro is the Mexican term for horseman, but for a Mexican a charro is much more than a cowboy. A skilled rider of horses and bulls and bucking broncos, an artist with a lariat, and a model of gentlemanly dress and behavior, the charro is also a living symbol of Mexico's patriotic past. In the rodeo-like sport  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Literatura juvenil
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ancona, George.
Charro.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace, ©1999
(OCoLC)663306534
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Ancona
ISBN: 0152010475 9780152010478 0152010467 9780152010461
OCLC Number: 38580150
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Responsibility: George Ancona.
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Text and photographs present the traditions and the annual celebration of the charro, the Mexican cowboy. Charro is the Mexican term for horseman, but for a Mexican a charro is much more than a cowboy. A skilled rider of horses and bulls and bucking broncos, an artist with a lariat, and a model of gentlemanly dress and behavior, the charro is also a living symbol of Mexico's patriotic past. In the rodeo-like sport called la charrerĺa, male charros and female charras, children and adults, show off their skill and daring. But more than that they are showing off their pride in their country-because to be a charro is to be a Mexican.

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