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Francisco's Kites / Las Cometas de Francisco

Alicia Klepeis, Gary Undercuffler (Illustrator), Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Translator)


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Francisco looks out his bedroom window and thinks about his home back in El Salvador. He misses his friends and playing in the village's park. He wants to fly a kite near his new home in the U.S., but his mother can't afford one.

"If Mam can't buy me a kite, maybe I can make one," he thinks. Picking up a bag, Francisco leaves the apartment in search of treasures that he can use for his project. He finds purple cellophane, a pile of string and a broken model airplane. In his apartment building's recycling area, Francisco discovers other useful items that people have thrown away. He can't wait to spread out all the goodies and start building his very own cometa.

Pinata Books, 9781558858046, 1pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2015