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Abuela

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Rosalba and her Abuela are always going to new places, and after feeding the birds at the park, Rosalba sits on the bus and dreams about what it would be like if she could fly. Soon, she’s soaring through the sky, Abuela floating beside her, as they see the streets and buses, docks and buildings, and even her father’s office, all from high above. Each sight represents an important moment in Abuela's life and journey, revealing her story of finding a new home to Rosalba, who has known no home but this one.

With its colorful illustrations and mix of Spanish and English, this book is a tribute to the love between a grandmother and granddaughter, a celebration of a diverse community, and a poignant tale of finding a new home.

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"From the air, they see Manhattan streets, docks, an airport, tourist attractions, and Rosalba's father's office....What makes the book so interesting is Dorros's integration of Spanish words and phrases via Abuela's dialogue within the English text. While some phrases are translated by the child, others will be understood in context....While not bilingual in the strictest sense, this book is a less self-conscious, more artfully natural approach to multicultural material." -- Kate McClelland, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 7
Author Arthur Dorros
ISBN 0140562257
Publication Date May 1, 1997
Publisher Puffin
Language English, Spanish / English