My Mexico

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Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 36 pages
Sway to the sounds, reach for the colors, dance to the rhythms, and you will find your own Mexico in these poems in both English and Spanish.

"Johnston regales the senses with idyllic scenes of streets lined with a rainbow of adobe houses, with the scent of roses growing in coffee cans and lilies in chile jars, and with the sounds of fields of corn shaking quietly in the warm wind. The overall impression is one of sunbaked cheerfulness, warmth, and color ably reinforced by Sierra's pastel-tinted artwork." --The Horn Book

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User Review  - Trock33 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book, however was not a huge fan oh Johnston's style of writing. The book was a compilation of poems about mexico, and each page had the poem listed in english and in spanish. It was ... Read full review

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User Review  - michelleraphael - LibraryThing

My Mexico contains poems that give us all a little idea of what life in Mexico might be like. The back of the book provides a short glossary for us English speakers. Read full review



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About the author (1999)

Tony Johnston has worked at a children's book store, taught a course on picture book writing at UCLA, and studied poetry writing for children with Myra Cohn Livingston. Although she has published nearly seventy-five books, Johnston never stops working. She is grateful for the many ideas that come to her, for the chance to work toward what has become her life goal--to be a good storyteller.

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