En Ingles, por Supuesto (In English, of Course)

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Set in the Bronx during the 1950s, when postwar immigrant children were placed in their first American classrooms, this delightful story tells of the riotous linguistic misunderstandings of Josephine's first day of school. The daughter of savvy Italian engineers, Josephine has lived in the city long enough to have learned a few words in English, but is overcome when her teacher makes her stand up in front of the class and tell about her life in Italy-in English, of course. The result is a charming tale of ...
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Overview

Set in the Bronx during the 1950s, when postwar immigrant children were placed in their first American classrooms, this delightful story tells of the riotous linguistic misunderstandings of Josephine's first day of school. The daughter of savvy Italian engineers, Josephine has lived in the city long enough to have learned a few words in English, but is overcome when her teacher makes her stand up in front of the class and tell about her life in Italy-in English, of course. The result is a charming tale of adventures and multicultural miscommunications as Josephine attempts to make herself understood. Children will come to understand that sometimes people underestimate the talents and dignity of newcomers to the United States and will embark on a poignant journey as Josephine tells her incredible story the best way she knows how and attempts to understand her English-speaking teacher and classmates.Establecidos en el Bronx durante los años ´50, cuando los niños inmigrantes de la posguerra fueron a sus primeras clases estadounidenses, esta encantadora historia relata los cómicos problemas lingüísticos que tuvo Josefina el primer día de escuela. Hija de experimentados ingenieros italianos, Josefina ha vivido en la ciudad el tiempo suficiente como para haber apr<%END%>ido algunas pocas palabras en inglés, pero se siente sobrepasada cuando la maestra le pide contar el relato de su vida en Italia a todos sus compañeros, por supuesto en inglés. El resultado es un encantador cuento de aventuras y desaciertos linguísticos y culturales producidos mientras Josefina intenta hacerse ent<%END%>er. Los niños ent<%END%>erán que a veces la gente subestima los talentos y la dignidad de los recién llegados a los Estados Unidos y empezarán una aventura al Josefina relatar su increíble historia de la mejor manera en que sabe hacerlo y mientras ella intenta compr<%END%>er a su maestra y compañeros de habla inglesa.

Author Biography: Josephine Nobisso is the author of 17 books including Grandpa Loved, Grandma's Scrapbook, and The Moon's Lullaby. She lives in Quogue, New York. Katalin SzegediS has illustrated numerous children's books and was awarded the Most Beautiful Children's Book Award by the Society of Hungarian Publishers and Distributors.

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K-Gr 3-Zippy illustrations reminiscent of 1950s' and 1960s' advertising art combine with a brisk and amusing story to create a gem of a book especially appealing for students struggling to learn English. Josephine emigrated from Naples, Italy, to the Bronx of 1955, sharing her classroom with students from Puerto Rico, China, even Jupiter, Florida. When it is her turn to tell about her earlier life, she misunderstands the teacher and describes her visit to a farm, where she got a little too acquainted with both a pig and a cow, and ended up in a river. The story, haltingly presented in Josephine's broken English (rendered here in Spanish), reflects the child's zest for life and is sure to draw young readers and listeners in with its humor. They will also love and sympathize with Josephine's ignorance of certain words-helpfully supplied by the teacher-and her inability to conjugate her verbs correctly. Endearing and winsome, this title is recommended for every children's library and bookstore, for display and hand-selling.
—Coop Renner, Fairmeadows Elementary, Duncanville, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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“Exuberant. Reminds one of the illimitable Eloise. Any child will respond to the joy.” —Kirkus

“Sly humor . . . hilariously paced.” —School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940112162
  • Publisher: Gingerbread House
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,363,474
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 12.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Josephine Nobisso is the author of 17 children's and adult books including Grandpa Loved and Grandma’s Scrapbook. She lives in Quogue, New York. Dasha Ziborova is the illustrator Crispin the Terrible. She lives in New York City.
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