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Posted April 23, 2008
Soto brings the text to life...
This poetry collection by Gary Soto is intended for grades 3-7. Written as a companion to Neighborhood Odes, Soto visualizes the world of this Mexican-American neighborhood through the eyes of that young child he once was, and takes us along with him through his actions and into the innermost thoughts. Along with the outstanding illustrations, the body's senses are heightened to the point where Papi's menudo can be smelled cooking on the stove. Even though Soto incorporated Spanish into the text, it goes nearly unnoticed as the poems¿ message would be understood written in any language. Beautifully written, Canto Familiar comes to life through song and bounces off the pages in rhythm like it were an actual piece of sheet music being played.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.