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It’s the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish won’t cooperate. It bounces away, looking for action! So begins a raucous romp as everyone in town gets involved in the chasing of the radish. Written in a style reminiscent of “The Gingerbread Man,” one antic builds on another until finally the rascally radish is subdued.
The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico.
This title is available in English–only, Spanish–only or bilingual English–Spanish editions.
On a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, Janice Levy saw a poster about The Night of the Radishes. She tracked down a previous contest winner and visited his studio. Upon seeing photographs of his radish sculptures, Ms. Levy was inspired to write this book. Janice Levy resides in Merrick, New York.
Sydney Wright has been drawing since she was in grade school. Her art teacher suggested she take private lessons. She did that through high school and then went on to college to study illustration and graphic design. Runaway Radish is her first children's book. Sydney Wright lives in Sea Bright, New Jersey.