Gathering the Sun
An Alphabet in Spanish and English
Publication Date: October 2001
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In simple words and sun-drenched paintings, Alma Flor Ada and Simón Silva take us into the fields and orchards, and into the lives of the people who work them. Simple poems in Spanish and English, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet, describe the wonder of the vegetable and fruit farms. Together, the poems and the rich illustrations celebrate the glory of nature and the hearts of all who dedicate their lives to working the land.
Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children's book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura BelprE Award, the Christopher Award, the JosE MartI World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award. She lives in Lucas Valley, California.
Alma Flor Ada es una autora de libros para niNos reconocida y publicada internacionalmente. Ha recibido varios premios prestigiosos en Estados Unidos, entre ellos, el Pura BelprE y el JosE MartI. Alma Flor vive en San Francisco, California.
Francisco Jim nez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master s degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, and his newest novel, Reaching Out. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family.