Chato y su cena (Chato's Kitchen)

Chato y su cena (Chato's Kitchen)

by Gary Soto, Susan Guevara, F. Isabel Campoy
     
 

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To get the "ratoncitos", little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more.

Overview

To get the "ratoncitos", little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A really cool book. . . . Soto adeptly captures the flavor of life in el barrio in this amusing tale. Guevara's striking illustrations enrich the text with delightful, witty details." —School Library Journal starred review

"Wickedly funny. . . Guevara's cats are delicious send-ups of barrio characters, and Soto's words glisten with wit." —Publisher's Weekly, starred review"Fresh and satisfying. . . Distinctly seasoned with the sights and sounds of East Los Angeles; the sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases adds the perfect flavor." —Horn BookWinner of the Pura Belpre Award for IllustrationAn ALA Notable BookA Parents' Choice Award Winner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613047104
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A really cool book. . . . Soto adeptly captures the flavor of life in el barrio in this amusing tale. Guevara's striking illustrations enrich the text with delightful, witty details." —School Library Journal starred review

"Wickedly funny. . . Guevara's cats are delicious send-ups of barrio characters, and Soto's words glisten with wit." —Publisher's Weekly, starred review "Fresh and satisfying. . . Distinctly seasoned with the sights and sounds of East Los Angeles; the sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases adds the perfect flavor." —Horn Book Winner of the Pura Belpre Award for Illustration An ALA Notable Book A Parents' Choice Award Winner

Meet the Author

Born in Fresno, California to Mexican American parents, Gary Soto learned the hard work ethic through his share of chores, including mowing lawns, picking grapes, painting house numbers on street curbs, and washing cars. His hard work paid off at California State University at Fresno, from which he graduated with an English degree, and later at the University of California at Irvine, where he earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Gary Soto is an acclaimed poet, essayist, and fiction writer. The awards for this multi-talented author are many, ranging from the U.S. Award for International Poetry Forum in 1977 for his first published book of poetry, The Elements of San Joaquin, to a Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award in 1985 for Living Up the Street, his first published work of prose recollections. His short story collection Baseball in April, was named an American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults, and he received the Bura Belpre Award for Chato's Kitchen. IHe has also received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video for Pool Party, and was nominated for a National Book Award.

His other credits include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council. Gary Soto is also one of the youngest poets to appear in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. Several of his books have been translated into French, Spanish and Italian.

Mr. Soto currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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