Houghton Mifflin Invitations to Literature: Paperback Reader Grade 4 Radio Man

Houghton Mifflin Invitations to Literature: Paperback Reader Grade 4 Radio Man

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
     
 

As he travels with his family of migrant farmworkers, Diego relies on his radio to provide him with companionship and help connect him to all the different places in which he lives.See more details below

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As he travels with his family of migrant farmworkers, Diego relies on his radio to provide him with companionship and help connect him to all the different places in which he lives.

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Janice Del Negro
Diego and David are good friends. Their families are migrant farm workers who travel all the time--from crop to crop, season to season. The consistent, connecting thread in their lives is the sound of the radio--in the field to ease the picking and in the truck during long night rides. It's also there when the families part, as Diego's family sets out for Washington to pick apples. Once at the orchards, Diego hears KMPO, farm worker's radio and, longing to find David again, calls the radio "bulletin board" with a message: "Hello, David! This is Diego. Are you here?" The typeface is large and clear, with the English and Spanish texts (both handled well) separated by thumbnail watercolors that effectively coordinate with the full-page art on the facing page. The plentiful, naive-style paintings contribute a solid sense of place and reflect the strong family ties and efforts at community Dorros conveys in his story. The final illustration is a smiling David hearing Diego's message on the radio.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395732441
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/19/1995
Series:
Houghton Mifflin Invitations to Literature Series
Pages:
56
Age Range:
9 Years

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