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Un pregón de frutas (Song of Frutas)

Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator), Alexis Romay (Translated by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Spanish (8/3/2021)


Una edición española

Cuando visitamos a abuelo, lo ayudo a vender frutas,
pregonando los nombres de cada una
mientras caminamos: nuestros pasos repican como tambores,
nuestras manos, cual maracas, que suenan
agitan los brillantes colores de las frutas…

Vivo lejos de abuelo,
pero podemos cantar rimas
de ida y vuelta entre nuestros dos países,
nuestros versos en papel vuelan como aves cantoras,
cada sílaba un abrazo
hecho de palabras.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781534494763, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2021

About the Author

Margarita Engle is the Cuban American author of many books including the verse novels Rima’s RevolutionYour Heart, My SkyWith a Star in My HandThe Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner; and The Lightning Dreamer. Her verse memoirs include Soaring Earth and Enchanted Air, which received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture books include Drum Dream GirlDancing Hands; and The Flying Girl. Visit her at

Sara Palacios is the recipient of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor for Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match and the illustrator of several other picture books, including The Flying Girl. Sara graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to earn BFA and MFA degrees in illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. A native of Mexico, Sara now lives in San Francisco.