Every Saturday, Maria Lili looks forward to making chicken sancocho with her grandparents Mama Ana and Papa Angelino. But one Saturday they discover that there is nothing in the house except eggs, and Maria Lili wonders how they will ever be able to have their sancocho.
“How the grandmother transforms the eggs into a savory supper is a case study in bartering genius. […] Torres’s text bounces with make-a-deal energy, while her light-drenched, calm watercolors convey a serene domesticity.” (Ages 4-8)
* Commended title for the Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature