A Movie in My Pillow (Paperback)

Una Pelicula En Me Almohada

By Jorge Argueta, Elizabeth Gomez (Illustrator)

Children's Book Press (CA), 9780892392193, 31pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

List Price: 9.95*
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Young Jorgito has come to live in the Mission District of San Francisco, but he hasn't forgotten the unique beauty of El Salvador. In his first collection of poems for children, poet Jorge Argueta evokes the wonder of his childhood in rural El Salvador, a touching relationship with a caring father, and his confusion and delight in his new urban home. We glimpse the richness of Jorgito's inner world and dreams--the movie in his pillow. Artist Elizabeth Gomez perfectly captures the indigenous beauty of El Salvador, the sadness of the war, and the joy of family reunion in San Francisco. Her paintings, with their brilliant colors and striking details, fill every page with authenticity and charm.