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The Subway Sparrow

Leyla Torres, Leyla Torres (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Description

Leyla Torres's beloved picture book The Subway Sparrow playfully engages with issues of big city life and multiculturalism.

An English-speaking girl, a Spanish-speaking man, and a Polish-speaking woman might not be able to converse, but when a sparrow trapped in their subway car needs help, their common concern bridges the language barriers between them.



Praise For The Subway Sparrow

“Colorful watercolor paintings illustrate this multicultural story. When a sparrow flies into a subway car, a young Oriental girl tries to rescue it. She enlists the aid of a teenage boy, a Spanish-speaking woman, and a Polish-speaking man. The illustrations are filled with wonderful details. . .The brief text, which includes phrases in Spanish and Polish, advances the plot while allowing the illustrations to convey the action. . .A special book.” —School Library Journal

“A charming multicultural vignette, ingeniously constructed, nicely paced, and altogether disarming.” —Kirkus Reviews

Square Fish, 9780374471293, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 1997



About the Author

Leyla Torres is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Saturday Sancocho, Subway Sparrow, and The Kite Festival. She holds a masters in fine arts and education. Leyla grew up in Bogota, Colombia, but now spends her time between New York City and Vermont, with her husband and their cat, Coco.

Leyla Torres is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Saturday Sancocho, Subway Sparrow, and The Kite Festival. She holds a masters in fine arts and education. Leyla grew up in Bogota, Colombia, but now spends her time between New York City and Vermont, with her husband and their cat, Coco.