Platero y yo / Platero and I by Juan Ramon Jimenez, Thomas Docherty, Juan Mata Anaya |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Platero y yo / Platero and I

Platero y yo / Platero and I

by Juan Ramon Jimenez, Thomas Docherty, Juan Mata Anaya
     
 

Selections from a classic of world literature present a picture of life in the town of Moguer, in Andalusia, Spain.

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Selections from a classic of world literature present a picture of life in the town of Moguer, in Andalusia, Spain.

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"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."
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Gr 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 Rochman
In 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788467860894
Publisher:
Grupo Anaya Comercial
Publication date:
03/30/2014
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition

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