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Dutton Children's Books,
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A young girl and her grandmother celebrate their home and relationship in this magical story. Winner of the Parents' Choice Award! Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and people of New York City which sparkles below. The story is narrated in English, and sprinkled with Spanish phrases as Abuela points out places that they explore together. The exhilaration in Rosalba's and Abuela's story is magnified by the loving bond that only a grandmother and granddaughter can share. Also available in a Spanish-language edition (ISBN: 978-0-14-056226-2) "A book to set any child dreaming...any reader can handle it, whether familiar with Spanish or not. It's just joyful."- The New York Times * "A marvelous balancing of narrative simplicity with visual intricacy...the city is transformed into a treasure trove of jewels, dazzling the eye, uplifting the spirits."- The Horn Book (starred review) * "Each illustration is a masterpiece of color, line, and form that will mesmerize youngsters...The smooth text, interspersed with Spanish words and phrases, provides ample context clues...a jewel."- Booklist (starred review) "Dorros's text seamlessly weaves Spanish words and phrases into the English narrative, retaining a dramatic quality rarely found in bilingual picture books"-- Publisher's Weekly An ALA Notable Book An NCSS-CBC Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies A Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year An American Booksellers Pick of the Lists selection A Booklist Editor's Choice A Horn Book Fanfare Listing Winner of the Parent's Choice Award A Hungry Mind Review Children's Books of Distinction List selection A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Grouped Work ID 63438120-8c81-97ae-2096-0ad0867923a1
Grouping Title abuela
Grouping Author dorros arthur
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-16 14:05:32PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-16 14:09:05PM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 2.5
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author Dorros, Arthur.
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display_description While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.
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lexile_score 510
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
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owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Crofton Library, Maryland City at Russett Library
primary_isbn 9780525447504
publishDate 1991
record_details ils:a34758|Book|Books||English|Dutton Children's Books,|c1991.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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subject_facet Flight -- Juvenile fiction, Flight -- Stories, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Grandmothers -- Stories, Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Hispanic Americans -- Stories, Imagination -- Fiction, Imagination -- Stories, New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Abuela
title_full Abuela / by Arthur Dorros ; illustrated by Elisa Kleven
title_short Abuela
topic_facet Flight, Grandmothers, Hispanic Americans, Imagination, Stories