Daniel's Ride/el Paseo de Daniel

Daniel's Ride/el Paseo de Daniel

Hardcover(Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish)

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Daniel's Ride/el Paseo de Daniel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
9045erika on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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kjarthur on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A story that shows the car show culture that many young urban kids could relate to.Use to teach brother relationships and keeping your word and finishing high schoolHas a glossary at the beginning before the story begins, which is very helpful.
IEliasson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An uplifting story of a boy and the car that he loves. Daniel loves his big brother, Hector, and Hector's low-riding Chevy 1963 Impala. He and his big brother go cruising in the low-rider convertible drawing the admiring stares of onlookers. Daniel's heart's desire is to drive and own the car, and his brother grants his wish contingent on high school graduation and plans for college. Daniel resolves to fulfill his dreams of cars, college, and the future. This inspiring picture book appeals to dreams of boys and girls alike, and stirringly delivers the message that determination is the motivation to achieve your dreams! Ballard's illustrations are evocative of SoCal and the California Realist movement. Positively bops with the beat of LaLa Land!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every boy looks up to his older brother, but not every big brother drives the coolest car in the neighborhood. In Daniel's Ride by San Francisco writer Michael Perry and illustrator Lee Ballard (Free Will; 32 pages; $16; ages 6- up), big brother Hector gives middle-school-age Daniel a ride in his 'candy root beer brown' '63 Impala convertible 'complete with spider hydraulics and gold wire wheels' and a license plate that says '2COOL.' Daniel is thrilled to cruise around town making heads turn, then shocked when Hector offers him a deal: 'You graduate from high school, with plans to go to college, and the car is yours.' A glossary of Spanish words precedes the first page of this hip tale of fraternal motivation, and Spanish phrases keep the dialogue real. Ballard's paintings of intimate urban scenes in glowing sunset tones reflect the warmth of the story. ¿San Francisco Chronicle Book review