I Love Saturdays y Domingos

By Alma Flor Ada; Elivia Savadier (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689318191, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 2002

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Saturdays and Sundays are very special days for the child in this story. On Saturdays, she visits Grandma and Grandpa, who come from a European-American background, and on Sundays -- los domingos -- she visits Abuelito y Abuelita, who are Mexican-American. While the two sets of grandparents are different in many ways, they also have a great deal in common -- in particular, their love for their granddaughter.

While we follow our narrator to the circus and the pier, share stories from her grandparents' pasts, and celebrate her birthday, the depth and joy of both cultures are conveyed in Spanish and English. This affirmation of both heritages will speak to all children who want to know more about their own families and ethnic backgrounds.




About the Author
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.



As she did in "No Haircut Today" ("pitch perfect language ... and spiky drawings that blend funny and fond." - "The Washington Post") and "Time to Get Dressed "("captures the complex relationship between parent and child with both wacky humor and exquisite tenderness." - "Publishers Weekly, "starred review), Elivia Savadier proves again that she is a master of economy, able to suggest more in a single line than others do in an entire book. Ms. Savadier lives in Massachusetts.


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