Bajo las palmas reales: una infancia cubana

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Alfaguara, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 93 pages
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An in-depth presentation of nature, history, and technology through a magnificent collection of photographs and illustrations. Descriptive, easy-to-read explanations make this collection an asset for any school. The author offers young readers an inspiring collection of stories and memoirs drawn from her childhood in Cuba. Heartwarming, poignant and often humorous, these memories encourage children to discover the stories in their own lives. "2000 Pura Belpre Award Winner.

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Alma Flor Ada was born in 1938 in Cuba. She has authored several children's folktales including "Encaje de Piedra" which earned her the Marta Salotti Gold Medal, "The Gold Coin" which won the Christopher Award, and "Gathering the Sun" which received the Once Upon a World Award. "The Lizard and the Sun/La Lagartija y el Sol" won her a Gold Medal from the National Association of Parenting Publications, and she was awarded an Accolade from the American Folklore Association for "Mediopollito/Half-Chicken". Her title "Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba" won the Pura Belpre Award. In addition to writing, she is a professor at the University of San Francisco.

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