La Mariposa (en espanol)

La Mariposa (en espanol)

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La Mariposa (en espanol) by Francisco Jimenez, Simon Silva


In his first year of school, Francisco understands little of what his teacher says. But he is drawn to the silent, slow-moving caterpillar in the jar next to his desk. He knows caterpillars turn into butterflies, but just how do they do it? To find out, he studies the words in a butterfly book so many times that he can close his eyes and see the black letters, but he still can't understand their meaning. Illustrated with paintings as deep and rich as the wings of a butterfly, this honest, unsentimental account of a schoolchild's struggle to learn language reveals that our imaginations powerfully sustain us. La Mariposa makes a subtle plea for tolerance in our homes, our communities, and in our schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618070367
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 217,770
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master’s degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now the chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of his newest novel, Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, and La Mariposa. He lives with his family in Santa Clara, California.

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