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I Know the River Loves Me / Yo Sé Que El Rìo Me Ama

Maya Christina Gonzalez, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/18/2009)

Description

Book of the Year Award, Finalist

Bilingual English/Spanish. Listen... Can you hear the river calling you? Rushing and bubbling, splashing or still, the river has so much to teach us.

Listen... Can you hear the river calling you? Rushing and bubbling, splashing or still, the river has so much to teach us.

Whenever Maya visits the river, the river jumps up to greet her. It cools her down when the summer sun is too hot, and holds her up when she dives in. It keeps her company in the quiet of winter. The river takes care of Maya and Maya takes care of the river.

In this gentle story of love and respect for nature, Maya Christina Gonzalez combines her award-winning talents as an artist and storyteller. Young readers will be inspired by the joy and wonder of being outdoors, and learn powerful lessons about their environment and themselves.



Praise For I Know the River Loves Me / Yo Sé Que El Rìo Me Ama

"The author's love and respect for the natural beauty and rhythm of the river and how it sustains her through quiet and vibrant moods is vividly portrayed in both her words and paintings. . . Inspiring and peacefully thought-provoking." - Kirkus Reviews


"[A] lovely picture book." - School Library Journal


"Award-winning artist Maya Christina Gonzalez brings a broad concept down to an easy-to-understand level in this bilingual tale of love and respect for nature." - Mother Nature Network

Children's Book Press (CA), 9780892392360, 24pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013



About the Author

Maya Christina Gonzalez is a widely exhibited artist renowned for her vivid imagery of strong women and girls. She has illustrated nearly twenty children's books, and her artwork has appeared on the cover of Contemporary Chicano/a Art. My Colors, My World was the first book Maya both wrote and illustrated. Books that Maya illustrated include Laughing Tomatoes, From the Bellybutton of the Moon, and Angels Ride Bikes. She lives and plays in San Francisco, California.