El círculo mágico (Ghost Wings)

Overview

Existe un bosque en Michoac?n, M?xico, donde llegan a invernar las mariposas monarca. Cada oto?o, millones de ellas aterrizan para descansar en los ?rboles de oyamel, alimentarse con el n?ctar de las plantas y abanicar sus alas al sol. En primavera, emprenden el viaje de regreso. Este lugar se llama El c?rculo m?gico.
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Overview

Existe un bosque en Michoacán, México, donde llegan a invernar las mariposas monarca. Cada otoño, millones de ellas aterrizan para descansar en los árboles de oyamel, alimentarse con el néctar de las plantas y abanicar sus alas al sol. En primavera, emprenden el viaje de regreso. Este lugar se llama El círculo mágico.
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When someone you love dies, how can you keep alive your memories of that person? Joose offers a rather complicated answer through the voice of a young Mexican girl, whose beloved grandmother has died. This young narrator and her grandmother have shared many experiences, from the daily activity of making tortillas to such rare moments as being encircled by the monarch butterflies that winter nearby. From Grandmother, she has learned that the butterflies carry the souls of the old ones, and the tickle of a butterfly can bring back the memories of a person no longer living. The narrator experiences this firsthand during the Days of the Dead, when a returning monarch alights on her and memories of Grandmother come flooding back. Information pages at the end of the book provide background about the Days of the Dead and the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, followed by a guide to using the book that offers suggestions for questions and activities to extend the text.
Children's Literature
When someone you love dies, how can you keep alive your memories of that person? Joose offers a rather complicated answer through the voice of a young Mexican girl, whose beloved grandmother has died. This young narrator and her grandmother have shared many experiences, from the daily activity of making tortillas to such rare moments as being encircled by the monarch butterflies that winter nearby. From Grandmother, she has learned that the butterflies carry the souls of the old ones, and the tickle of a butterfly can bring back the memories of a person no longer living. The narrator experiences this firsthand during the Days of the Dead, when a returning monarch alights on her and memories of Grandmother come flooding back. Information pages at the end of the book provide background about the Days of the Dead and the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, followed by a guide to using the book that offers suggestions for questions and activities to extend the text.
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Gr 2-3-A young girl honors the day the monarch butterflies migrate to the forest near her house in Michoac n, Mexico, because that was the day her beloved grandmother died. Her father takes her to the circle of magic, where her grandmother brought her every year to see the butterflies land on trees, making them look like golden towers. Months later, the family celebrates the Dia de los muertos ("Day of the Dead"). The illustrations depict the altar the family creates to honor the grandmother, and the story explains what each object signifies. The butterflies, more than just beautiful creatures, symbolize the happy memories they bring with them. Teachers and parents can use this book to discuss feelings, memories, and relationships. The illustrator uses muted pastels and washes to convey a sense of serenity. The wealth of information about the monarch migration makes this a text that can easily be tied to a science or geography lesson. It also offers questions that will prompt discussion in a classroom setting. A wonderful addition to any library. Also recommended for use with the Dia de los muertos celebrations. Veronica Covington, Univ. of Texas, Austin Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789706906861
  • Publisher: Planeta Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.16 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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