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Gran Granero Rojo (Big Red Barn)

Gran Granero Rojo (Big Red Barn)

by Margaret Wise Brown, Felicia Bond (Illustrator), Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

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Había caballos, ovejas, cabras, gansos, y un viejo espantapájaros recostado en su azadón.Vivian todos juntos en el gran granero rojo.


Había caballos, ovejas, cabras, gansos, y un viejo espantapájaros recostado en su azadón.Vivian todos juntos en el gran granero rojo.

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Publishers Weekly
Another all-time favorite by Brown masterfully and beautifully translated by Marcuse. The Spanish version maintains the rhythm and imagination that characterizes the original. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
PreS-Gr 2-In translating this classic story into Spanish, Marcuse has wisely adapted the text to reflect the rhyming charm of the original. So although it's not an exact translation, it captures the original's rhythmical flow and wholesome delight in farm life. Not as widely cherished as Brown's Goodnight Moon (Buenas noches, luna, HarperFestival, 1995), this story, similarly structured around a list, is just as gentle and comforting. Bond's illustrations are warm and detailed, from puppies' pink tongues to the brush strokes that converge into blades of grass to the almost photographic butterflies that flit over the fields of corn. Since it ends with the moon's progress across the night sky, El gran granero rojo can work as a bedtime story as well as a story time read-aloud or an introduction to a farm study unit. Sweet tempered and lyrical, this book should be included in all children's libraries and bookstores.
—Coop Renner, Fairmeadows Elementary, Duncanville, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This board book is the naptime companion to Goodnight Moon. In this story, the reader takes a tour through the big, red barn and learns about the different animals' activities throughout the day. Little pigs squeal in the morning, a mouse gives birth in the fields, and horses play in the straw. At nightfall, the animals cross the field toward the barn, while bats fly out of the rafters. A sense of joy and peace comes through in the rhyme, which has been carefully maintained by Marcuse, that will surely delight and lull the reader. Bond's illustrations are cheerful and dynamic in the primary colors of pastoral life. Her animals smile, but without undue anthropomorphism, and so they retain their identity as farm animals, not Disney characters. The book comes to a delicate close as the moon traverses the dark sky, alone and silently. The silhouette of a scarecrow glimmers and the reader feels the closing of the day. This book has more textual description and lacks the simplicity of Brown's Moon, yet is sure to satisfy an older reader who craves more text. 2003 (orig. 1956), HarperFestival, Ages 2 to 5.
—Veronica Betancourt
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Harkening back to 1956, this classic children's book by Margaret Wise Brown is still in print. Her lulling cadences introduce the barnyard animals as they play one day while the children are away. The illustrations carry us from sunrise to nightfall. A perfect choice for older toddlers. The revised drawings in full color will delight kids.

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HarperCollins Espanol
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4.84(w) x 5.68(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.

Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education

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