Dream Carver
Goethe Quote


Dream Carver

Mateo and his father carve juguetes, small wooden animals his family sells at the fiestas in Oaxaca. But Mateo wants to carve much larger animals-goats as pink as bougainvillea with cactus-green speckles, and purple cats with corn-yellow spots. When he tells his father how he longs to bring these large animals to life, his father only scowls, but Mateo perseveres. Including an informative afterword on this vibrant Mexican art form, this colorful tale inspires readers of all ages to follow their passion.

Awards and honors for Dream Carver:
Texas Library Association's 2X2 Reading List 2003
Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children 2002

Lesson Plan / Author Statement

Author Statement

Integrated vocabulary unit
A useful vocabulary unit developed for use with Dream Carver by Carmen Sanchez Sadek, PhD
dream carver lesson plan.doc

Where To Buy

Dream Carver may be purchased online from Chronicle Books.

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