This book was a very nice story that brings a sort of a fairytale mixed in how the chiles came to New Mexico, just like the title reads. It begins with a boy named Young Eagle that demonstrates the love he has for Sage. Young Eagle's father decides to speak to her parents to ask for her hand in marriage. Sage's father asks Young Eagle to bring the chile seeds from the Aztecs and then he will agree to marry his daughter. The book later explains his long journey in search of the seeds and the determination to complete his task to come back to Sage. The layout of the story has a good flow for young readers as well as the beautiful artwork that Nicolas Otero made. Check out this book and see if Young Eagle does indeed bring back the seeds!
Mrs. Shivery: I have been an elementary teacher for 5 years and a high school librarian for 3 years. This is my 3rd year at Indian Ridge and I absolutely love it! I am a BRLA member, Children's Lit Chair, and the Southwest Book Award committee member.