HarperCollins, 9780061686276, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
Together, a young boy and his abuelo (grandfather) go camping, ride horses, and even confront a mountain lion. Soon, the boy's family moves to the city from the country, away from Abuelo, and it is the boy's memories that help him adjust to his new life.
Arthur Dorros's skillful blend of Spanish and English and Raúl Colón's poignant paintings illuminate how the special bond between an abuelo and a nieto (grandson) reaches across miles. Fans of Dorros's Papá and Me and Abuela will delight in this bilingual and multigenerational picture book about a special family relationship.
This strong Common Core title features the following important strands and standards: Determine new word meaning; English/Spanish vocabulary; strong picture support.
About the Author
Arthur Dorros views being a writer like being a traveling detective. He finds ideas all around. He learned Spanish while living in Latin America, and many of his stories, such as Abuelo, grow from those experiences. Arthur is the author of many books for children, including Julio's Magic, a CLASP Américas Award Commended Title; Papá and Me, a Pura Belpré Honor Book; and the popular Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Ant Cities. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Raúl Colón was born in New York City, studied art in Puerto Rico, and designed puppets and animated films in Florida. An illustrator of over thirty books for children, Raúl has received a Golden Kite Award, a Pura Belpré Award, and both a gold and silver medal in the Original Art show. He currently resides in New York City with his family.
Raúl Colón es un aclamado artista cuyo trabajo ha aparecido en numerosas publicaciones como el New York Times, Time, The New Yorker y el Wall Street Journal. Su arte para libros infantiles ha sido galardonado con medallas de oro y plata por la Society of Illustrators. Raúl vive en Nueva York.