Fernando's Gift/ El Regalo de Fernando

Fernando's Gift/ El Regalo de Fernando

by Douglas Keister
     
 

"Large, crystal-clear full-color photographs and an engaging first-person bilingual narrative bring this simple story to life. . . . This is an appealing and repectful look at a beautiful part of the world and one family's struggle to preserve it."

--School Library Journal

"Superb natural history."

--Smithsonian
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Overview

"Large, crystal-clear full-color photographs and an engaging first-person bilingual narrative bring this simple story to life. . . . This is an appealing and repectful look at a beautiful part of the world and one family's struggle to preserve it."

--School Library Journal

"Superb natural history."

--Smithsonian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871569271
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books for Children
Publication date:
04/26/2001
Edition description:
Paperback Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
562,983
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 4 Years

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My name is Fernando Vanegas, and I live deep inside the rain forest in Costa Rica. My father, Jubilio, built our house himself. The wall are wood,and the roof is made of tin. At night the sound of the rain on the roof sings me to sleep.

Mi nombre es Fernando Vanegas y vivo en la parte mas profunda de la selva de Costa Rica. Mi papa, Jubilio, construyo nuestra casa solo. Las paredes son de madera y el techo esta hecho do hojalata. Por la noche, el sonido de la lluvia cayendo en el techo me arrulla.

Meet the Author

Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture."

Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture."

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