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Estela's Swap

Alexis O'Neill, Enrique Sanchez (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/9/2002)

Description

A Mexican American girl learns to value the act of giving when she attends her first swap meet.

Estela is excited. This is her first time at Swap Meet, and she is looking forward to selling her music box to earn money for folk dancing lessons at the Ballet Folkl rico.

As Estela waits for customers, a strong wind suddenly sends everything flying. Estela rushes to help a woman selling flowers across the way, but she is too late. All the flowers are gone Estela decides on a simple act of compassion and generosity, which brings her the gift of friendship and a delightful surprise.

Estela's Swap is sure to resonate with all children who have a special wish and work hard to make it come true. Readers will discover the joy of giving -- and receiving, too.

Lee & Low Books, 9781600602535, 28pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2005



About the Author

Alexis O'Neill is the author of the highly acclaimed Loud Emily (Simon & Schuster), and The Recess Queen (Scholastic), a Junior Library Guild selection. She also works as an instructor at the UCLA Extension Writer'sTM Program and as a writing consultant for several other institutions. The idea for this story came from O'Neill's many visits to swap meets after she and her husband moved to Simi Valley, California, where they live. For more information about Alexis O'Neill, visit alexisoneill.com. Enrique O. Sanchez has illustrated numerous award winning children's books, including LEE & LOW'S Abuela's Weave, Amelia's Road, and Confetti. A native of the Dominican Republic, he splits his time between his homes in Bass Harbor, Maine and Miami, Florida.