Abuela

Abuela Cover

Abuela

By Arthur Dorros; Elisa Kleven (Illustrator)

Dutton Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780525447504, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 1991

Description
A younggirland her grandmother celebrate their home andrelationshipin this magical story. Winner of theParents' ChoiceAward
Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as theyfly over the streets, sights, and people of New York City which sparkles below. The story is narrated in English, and sprinkled with Spanish phrases asAbuela points out places that they explore together. The exhilaration inRosalba sand Abuela's story is magnified by the loving bond that only a grandmother and granddaughter can share.
Also available in a Spanish-language edition (ISBN: 978-0-14-056226-2)
"A book to set any child dreaming...any reader can handle it, whether familiar with Spanish or not. It's just joyful."-The New York Times

* "A marvelous balancing of narrative simplicity with visual intricacy...the city is transformed into a treasure trove of jewels, dazzling the eye, uplifting the spirits." The Horn Book (starred review)
* "Each illustration is a masterpiece of color, line, and form that will mesmerize youngsters...The smooth text, interspersed with Spanish words and phrases, provides ample context clues...a jewel." Booklist (starred review)
"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


An ALA Notable Book
An NCSS-CBC Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
A Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year
An American Booksellers Pick of the Lists selection
A BooklistEditor's Choice
A Horn BookFanfare Listing
Winner of the Parent's Choice Award
A Hungry Mind ReviewChildren's Books of Distinction List selection
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection

From the Trade Paperback edition.



About the Author
Arthur Dorros is the writer of many popular books, a number of which he also illustrated. His best-selling stories include Abuela, which was called "a book to set any child dreaming" and one of the "100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know." Along with awards including ALA Notable Book and Best of the Year for his fiction, his nonfiction books such as Ant Cities are widely recognized, with an Orbis Pictus and numerous Outstanding Science Book awards. He enjoys visiting schools internationally to work with young writers and illustrators. Elisa Klevenwrites and illustrates picture books because she's never outgrown a deep childhood urge to enter a magical world. To date, she has written and illustrated thirteen books and illustrated fifteen others, including herSchool Library JournalBest Book, Puddle Pail, which also features the crocodile brothers, Ernst and Sol; herNew York TimesBest Illustrated Book, Sun Bread;The Lion and the Little Red Bird; andThe Paper Princess. Elisa and her family and live in Albany, California."

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