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CELEBRA, Jul 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Dive into Spanish text and fly high over beautiful New York City with Rosalba and her grandmother in Arthur Dorros' enchanting Abuela. Winner of the Parents' Choice Award.
-Tantos p jaros- dice Rosalva mientras les dan de comer-. Y qu tal si los p jaros me alzaran y me llevaran volando por encima del parque? Qu pasar a si yo volara?
Y claro que ella vuela! Y lleva consiguo a su abuela y nos narra, en espa ol sazonado con algunas frases en ingl s, este maravilloso viaje. Mucho de los lugares que visitan le recuerdan a la abuela el momento de su llegada a este pa s.
Con su energ a y belleza, las ilustraciones tipo collage transforman la ciudad de Nueva York en un tesoro para los lectores al igual que para Rosalba y Abuela. Su aventura es un canto al poder del amor y al orgullo familiar entre una ni a y su abuela.

"Dorros's text seamlessly weaves Spanish words and phrases into the English narrative, retaining a dramatic quality rarely found in bilingual picture books"--Publisher's Weekly 

Tambi n disponible en una edici n Ingl s (ISBN: 978-0-14-056225-5)

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I thought this was a spanishenglish book but it is spanish only. The pictures are lovely but as a nonspanish speaker Im a little lost! Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Arthur Dorros has enjoyed words, pictures, and books for as long as he can remember. A photograph taken when he was one and a half years old shows him eating a few. Some of his later experiences led to his creating books. When he was four years old he sat on the tail of a ten-foot long alligator. Fortunately the alligator had been well fed. Out of that adventure grew one of his first published books, ALLIGATOR SHOES.

Since 1980, he has written and/or illustrated numerous popular titles about a broad variety of subjects from nonfiction, concept science books, to high-flying stories such as the award-winning ABUELA. Before he started making books he did many things: he worked as a carpenter, teacher, farm worker, longshoreman, and photographer at various times. He loves to travel, learning about and meeting people, and discovering similarities and differences around the world. As a writer and illustrator he brings what he finds into his books. Mr. Dorros and his son currently live in Seattle, Washington.

In addition to the much-appreciated reactions of his readers, his works have been selected as Reading Rainbow Books, ALA Notable Book, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, NCSS Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies, Parent's Choice Award, Storytime Public TV Selection, and Booklist Editors' Choice, among other commendations.

He thinks of a good writer or illustrator as a detective with all senses alert, always on the lookout for the clues that help put the whole story together. He feels that everyone has stories to tell, and enjoys working with both adults and children to find the stories each of us has for the telling.

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