My Abuelita

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
26 Reviews

Winner of a 2010 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor!

Abuelita’s hair is the color of salt. Her face is as crinkled as a dried chile. She booms out words as wild as blossoms blooming. She stuffs her carcacha—her jalopy—with all the things she needs: a plumed snake, a castle, a skeleton, and more. Her grandson knows he has the most amazing grandmother ever—with a very important job. What does Abuelita do? With her booming voice and wonderful props, Abuelita is a storyteller. Next to being a grandmother, that may be the most important job of all.

Sprinkled with Spanish and infused with love, My Abuelita is a glorious celebration of family, imagination, and the power of story.

  

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I loved the unique illustrations of Yuyi Morales. - Goodreads
I also loved the pictures in the book. - LibraryThing
First, the illustrations were truly incredible. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - marmig2 - LibraryThing

I liked this book for many reasons. First, the illustrations were truly incredible. They are by far my favorite illustrations of any of the children’s book that I’ve read thus far. They are very vivid ... Read full review

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User Review  - jknuts1 - LibraryThing

I can't put my finger on it, but I am not a huge fan of this book. The story isn't bad, it's a fun little telling of how a child interacts with his grandmother, and I do think that it's a cute glimpse ... Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2009)

TONY JOHNSTON's many acclaimed picture books include The Worm Family illustrated by Stacy Innerst and That Summer illustrated by Barry Moser. Any Small Goodness, her first novel for young readers, was named the 2002 SCBA Book of the Year. She lives in San Marino, California.

YUYI MORALES is an award-winning children's book illustrator. Her breakout picture book was Harvesting Hope by Kathleen Krull, which was named a Pura Belpré Honor Book. Yuyi lives in Pleasant Hill, California.

www.yuyimorales.com

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