Niño de Cabeza

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Children's Book Press, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 31 pages
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The Upside Down Boy is Juan Felipe Herrera's memoir of the year his migrant family settled down so that he could go to school for the first time. Jaunito is bewildered by the new school and misses the warmth of country life. Everything he does feels upside down: He eats lunch when it's recess, he goes out to play when it's time for lunch, and his tongue feels like a rock when he speaks English. But his sensitive teacher and loving family help him find his voice through poetry, art, and music.

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I liked this book a lot. The first reason I liked this book is because of its bilingual nature. On each two-page spread, in addition to text that was written in English, there was also the same text ... Read full review

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User Review  - paloma03 - LibraryThing

This book is a very well written book with great illustrations. This book can be useful when you have a new student or when you have a classroom who have students learning both English and Spanish. It ... Read full review

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Juan Felipe Herrara was named at the Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. He was Poet Laureate of California from 2012-2014 and is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry.

Elizabeth Gómez is an internationally exhibited painter. A native of Mexico City, she now lives in Cupertino,California. This is her first book for children.

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