by Arthur Dorros

On Sale: 04/22/2014


by Arthur Dorros

illustrated by Raúl Colón

On Sale: 04/22/2014


About the Book

Arthur Dorros's skillful blend of Spanish and English and Raúl Colón's poignant paintings illuminate how the special bond between an abuelo and a nieto reaches across miles.

Together, a young boy and his abuelo (grandfather) go camping, ride horses, and even confront a mountain lion. Soon, the boy's family moves to the city from the country, away from Abuelo, and it is the boy's memories that help him adjust to his new life.

Fans of Dorros's Papá and Me and Abuela will delight in this bilingual and multigenerational picture book about a special family relationship.

This beautiful picture book blends Spanish and English seamlessly, all at once telling a wonderful story and introducing young readers to both languages. Perfect for bilingual families as well as teachers and families who want to expose their children to another tongue.

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Critical Praise

Perfect for a grandparent-themed story hour. - Booklist

The lessons learned on the open plains help the young boy come to feel at home in the city--laughing when he feels fear, standing strong against a bully and finding comfort in gazing at the city stars. This book succeeds at both specificity and universality, presenting the distinct culture of the gaucho cowboy and the plains of South America through a story that will resonate broadly with many children and families. - Kirkus Reviews

Together, Arthur Dorros and Raúl Colón capture the way and intimate bond between a boy and grandfather can feel like a magical, private world. This deceptively simple story with its universal appeal reminds children that love and comfort can cross many miles. - Shelf Awareness

The warm relationship between a young boy and his...grandfather...soaring landscape and emotions. - Wall Street Journal

Warm, windy, wild and free. The story depicts the affection between a boy and his grandfather, his abuelo. Dorros' language and Colón's sculptural drawings evoke a time and place...where any child would like to live, or at least linger. - BookPage

Told in graceful free verse, this book...evokes the freedom of the countryside and also the lessons of strength being taught across generations. - Waking Brain Cell


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061686276
  • ISBN 10: 0061686271
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/22/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Camping & Outdoor Activities
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

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