In My Family (En mi familia)

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From the author of Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia comes a second book that returns readers once again to the town of Kingsville, Texas, near the border with Mexico. Through ful-color paintings and warm personal stories, Garza brings to life more loving memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community.

The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community ...

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Overview

From the author of Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia comes a second book that returns readers once again to the town of Kingsville, Texas, near the border with Mexico. Through ful-color paintings and warm personal stories, Garza brings to life more loving memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community.

The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
This is a delightful story of two mice who declaim their love for each other by comparing it to a different number of animals. "My love for you ... is heftier than 9 hippos" offers a spread filled with the requisite number of hippos which are imaginatively stacked on top of each other in three hefty piles. It's a warm, funny, and humorous counting lesson.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892391639
  • Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: Spanish Language Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 157,716
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.83 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Classic book particularly for Southwest families

    Garza's images and stories capture latino and Mexican-American culture well. The images are beautiful and bright. We love reading this book and are glad to have spanish and english options for reading.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Basically, since I'm Hispanic, I can relate to many of the scena

    Basically, since I'm Hispanic, I can relate to many of the scenarios the author places us in as we see her art. Each picture is a like looking at a picture from a scrapbook. As she talked, I felt myself think back to my own memories with my family. I think she did a great job of relaying our culture to others. Other cultures can relate as well because after all, we all have families of our very own.

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  • Posted October 8, 2012

    The Comfort of Family and Tradition

    It's not often I've come across a book that I feel could've been written about my family, but this one could be it! It provides the reader a window into some of the traditions and experiences of Mexican-American families. Sometimes describing Mexican-American cultural traditions and experiences to one unfamiliar with them can com across a bit strange. From the age-old earache treatment of burning a fire on one end of a cone-shaped newspaper applied to the ear, to the healing rituals of the "curandera," this outstanding book fits the definition of a culturally authentic picture book. The book itself is a visual treat for it provides rich, colorful illustrations depicting glimpses into the childhood of the author Carmen Lomas Garza. Each painting tells it's own story, including celebrations of birthdays with barbeques (fiestas), Easter egg decorating (cascarones), and Saturday night dances (conjuntos). Reading this book reminded me of my own childhood, and the fact that it reveals such similarity to my own makes me feel like I could have written this book! Overall, the detail, language, and events portrayed are truly authentic, and I would recommend this book as a must-read for anyone wanting to learn more about Mexican-American culture.

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  • Posted October 27, 2010

    Life and Culture with Carmen..

    This book takes us into the writer's life and her definition of her family and culture. Carmen Lomas Garza tells of her hometown Kingsville, Texas and how her family lived through vivid paintings that depict the importance of her Mexican American culture. Through out the book the pictures offer explanations of what she is speaking of. Garza talks of cleaning empanadas with her father, earache treatments that her mother performed, and healers who helped cleansed her sister to just to name a few. This is a great book that offers an eye into the Mexican culture. Each page in this book is written in both Spanish and English giving readers a more in depth cultural experience. I really enjoyed this book and believe you will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2007

    A child's environment

    This book gives a great example on an account, which can be compared to most any child, on how a child grows up, good and bad, in any city, town or neighborhood, and the impact that their family and friends have on them. The pictures are full of life and emotion as well.

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    Posted October 15, 2012

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