Selections from a classic of world literature present a picture of life in the town of Moguer, in Andalusia, Spain.
"The design is handsome, and Fransconi's full-page, colored woodcuts are bold and beautiful, expressing the energy and gentleness of the writing . . . teachers will find rich material here for creative writing projects in both Spanish and English."
CriticasGr 4-6-Jimenez's classic tale of a poet's travels through Andalucia with his faithful donkey is a wonderful example of quietly evocative language and the contemplative voice. The 19 vignettes presented here from the original (much longer) work will give teachers rich material for creative writing projects in both English and Spanish. A celebration of community, affection, and friendship-a potent combination for launching a new school year.
Ann Welton, Grant Center for the Expressive Arts, Tacoma, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Hazel RochmanIn the original Spanish and in a lyrical translation, these autobiographical vignettes are selections from a classic prose poem about the poet and his donkey and their remote mountain village. The design is handsome, and Frasconi's full-page, colored woodcuts are bold and beautiful, expressing the energy and gentleness of the writing. There's not much story, and few kids will pick up this book on their own, but teachers will find rich material here for creative writing projects in both Spanish and English. The short pieces are deceptively simple, but they have a lot to say about affection and friendship ("We understand each other. I let him go wherever he wishes and always he takes me where it is I wish to go"). With vital imagery and a wry, casual voice, Jimenez celebrates community and carnival as well as solitude. He's candid about hardship and hunger and longing.
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