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Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English: Bilingual Spanish-English
Contributor(s): Ada, Alma Flor (Author), Silva, Simon (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0688170676     ISBN-13: 9780688170677
Publisher: HarperCollins Espanol
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2001

Annotation: This collection of gentle poems tells the story of Hispanic migrant farm workers and their deep connections to the earth they till. Each poem begins with a letter in the Spanish alphabet and appears in both Spanish and English. Full-color illustrations.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Poetry - General
Dewey: 861
LCCN: 2005299822
Age Level: 6-9
Grade Level: 1-4
Lexile Measure: 880 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.16" H x 9.24" W x 10.9" (0.44 lbs) 40 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - Hispanic
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 30119
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
In simple words and sun-drenched paintings, Alma Flor Ada and Sim n Silva take us into the fields and orchards, and into the lives of the people who work them. Simple poems in Spanish and English, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet, describe the wonder of the vegetable and fruit farms. Together, the poems and the rich illustrations celebrate the glory of nature and the hearts of all who dedicate their lives to working the land.

Contributor Bio(s): Ada, Alma Flor: -

Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children's book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura Belpré Award, the Christopher Award, the José Martí World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award. She lives in Lucas Valley, California.

Alma Flor Ada es una autora de libros para niños reconocida y publicada internacionalmente. Ha recibido varios premios prestigiosos en Estados Unidos, entre ellos, el Pura Belpré y el José Martí.

Silva, Simon: -

Simóon SilvaHaving grown up a part of a migrant-working family, Simón Silva says, "I grew up with a certain amount of shame about who I was, and it wasn'tuntil I came to understand and appreciate my culture that I was able to find true purpose for myself and my art." This is Simón Silva's first book.

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