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From the Bellybutton of the Moon/Del Ombligo de la Luna: And Other Summer Poems/Y Otros Poemas de Verano
     

From the Bellybutton of the Moon/Del Ombligo de la Luna: And Other Summer Poems/Y Otros Poemas de Verano

by Francisco X. Alarcon, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)
 
With a poet's magical vision, Alarcón takes us back to his childhood when he traveled with his family to Mexico to visit his grandma and other relatives. We travel with him in the family station wagon, across the misty mountain range to the little town of Atoyac. There, in the beloved town of his ancestors, we hear his grandma's stories, sample Auntie Reginalda

Overview

With a poet's magical vision, Alarcón takes us back to his childhood when he traveled with his family to Mexico to visit his grandma and other relatives. We travel with him in the family station wagon, across the misty mountain range to the little town of Atoyac. There, in the beloved town of his ancestors, we hear his grandma's stories, sample Auntie Reginalda's tasty breakfasts, learn about the keys to the universe, and take playful dips in the warm sea. The lighthearted illustrations of Maya Christina Gonzalez perfectly capture the spirit of summer in Alarcón's Mexico where "colors are more colorful, tastes are tastier, and even time seems to slow down."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892392018
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Edition description:
Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
879,168
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

FRANCISCO X. ALARCÓN was a renowned poet and educator and a three-time winner of a
Pura Belpré Author Award Honor for his bilingual Cycle of the Seasons series of poetry for children. His many other honors include the American Book Award, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, the Chicano Literary Prize, and finalist for state poet laureate of California. Alarcón was also the author of several poetry collections for adults and textbooks for teaching Spanish. He passed away in January 2016.

MAYA CHRISTINA GONZALEZ is an acclaimed fine artist, educator, and illustrator of children's books, and collaborator with Alarcón on most of his children’s poetry books. Gonzalez’s numerous books featuring Latino characters have received recognition from the Pura Belpré Award, Américas Award, Notable Books for a Global Society, International Latino Books Awards, and more. Shelives in San Francisco, California, with her two daughters and her husband.

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