Daniel's Ride/el Paseo de Daniel

Daniel's Ride/el Paseo de Daniel

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It's the first day of summer vacation, and young Daniel is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his big brother Hector and his custom '63 Impala Low Rider. Daniel and Hector cruise the boulevard, compete in a low rider hopping contest at the beach, and drive downtown to visit their artist cousin Diego as he paints an elaborate mural. Along the way, Daniel receives an unexpected gift from his big brother... the gift of determination. 2002 winner of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award. This bilingual edition has been re-designed with all text in both Spanish and English.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780867196412
Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco
Publication date: 03/02/2006
Edition description: Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael P is an acclaimed writer of children’s fiction. His first book for young readers, Daniel’s Ride, was awarded the 2002 Latino Literary Hall of Fame award for Best Children’s Picture Book. His latest book, Turntable Timmy, has received international acclaim and was dubbed an instant Hip-hop classic by LAUNCH/Yahoo. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.

Lee Ballard is a freelance artist whose cutting-edge illustrations are the essence of urban life. His work has been acquired by Hasbro, Rock Star Games, and Sega Japan and shown internationally. His work can also be seen in the full-length animated movie, Wave Twisters. In addition, Lee has taught still life and oil painting at the Academy of Arts College in SF, and Lucasarts Entertainment Company.

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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
1,¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿2,i will give hector a ride to remember3¿¿¿¿¿20
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