The Tortilla Factory

The Tortilla Factory

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by Gary Paulsen, Ruth Paulsen
     
 

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In clear and eloquent language, Gary Paulsen pays tribute to a cycle of life—from seed to plant to tortilla. Workers till the black soil, operate the clanking machinery of the factory, and drive the trucks that deliver the tortillas back into the hands that will plant the yellow seeds. With Ruth Wright Paulsen’s expressive paintings, The Tortilla

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In clear and eloquent language, Gary Paulsen pays tribute to a cycle of life—from seed to plant to tortilla. Workers till the black soil, operate the clanking machinery of the factory, and drive the trucks that deliver the tortillas back into the hands that will plant the yellow seeds. With Ruth Wright Paulsen’s expressive paintings, The Tortilla Factory brings forth the poetry and beauty of a simple way of life. “This title is beautiful to look at, and will also fit nicely into units on food, regional culture, art, and many other topics.”—School Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This simple prose poem describes, in broad strokes, how corn is harvested and made into tortillas while rough, warm-toned paintings set the scenes. All ages. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
In a simple but graceful text, the author follows the corn cycle from the black earth sleeping in winter, to the planting of the yellow corn seeds, the growth and harvesting of the plants, the making and eating of corn tortillas, and finally the planting of the seeds again. The lovely illustrations, which are richly colored oil paintings done on linen, show a love and appreciation for the land and a way of life. Also available in a Spanish text edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152016982
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
164,097
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.

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