De Colores And Other Latin-American Folk Songs For Children (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

De Colores And Other Latin-American Folk Songs For Children (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Jose-Luis Orozco
     
 

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This collection of folk songs is bright with all the color and spirit of Latin-American culture. From traditional folk songs to silly rhymes and hand games, it provides songs for every occasion and mood. Each song is accompanied by simple musical arrangements for piano, voice, or guitar, and the lyrics appear in both English and the original Spanish. Background notes… See more details below

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This collection of folk songs is bright with all the color and spirit of Latin-American culture. From traditional folk songs to silly rhymes and hand games, it provides songs for every occasion and mood. Each song is accompanied by simple musical arrangements for piano, voice, or guitar, and the lyrics appear in both English and the original Spanish. Background notes on the origins of the songs, as well as suggestions for hand gestures and singing games, are also included. Whether celebrating your own culture or learning about the language and traditions of another, this is a wonderful celebration of life through songs and pictures.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fiesta-bright folk art accompanies songs from locales ranging from Argentina to the Dominican Republic. Complete with music and lyrics in both Spanish and English, "this collection brims with vitality and good cheer," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Annie Ayres
Selected, arranged, and translated by popular Mexican performer and songwriter Orozco, this bilingual collection of Latin American folk songs for children is truly a musical treasure. Each of the 27 songs is presented with background notes; lyrics in both Spanish and English; simple arrangements for the voice, piano, and guitar; and suggestions for group sing-alongs and musical games. Gathered from Spanish-speaking countries but including two of Orozco's own songs, the compilation is a programming gold mine. Included are songs for special occasions ("La pinata"), counting songs ("El chocolate"), and animal songs ("La arana pequenita"--"The Eensy, Weensy Spider" in Spanish!). There is even a handy subject index to locate appropriate songs. The book is a delight for the eye as well as the ear. In the same shimmering style of magical folk art that she used to illustrate Arthur Dorros' Abuela" (1991), Kleven provides bountiful illustrations--the endpapers are sunshine bright with a crisp quilt of yellow flowers, and playful borders that ripple with colorful patterns and miniature pictures line the edge of every page. Full-page scenes of Hispanic families and children and also animals are exuberant with activity and alive with the joy of music. Multicultural collections have been clamoring for books such as this, which works both as a well-crafted resource and a rich and resonant children's book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613195102
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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