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Poems to Dream Together/Poemas para sonar juntos
     

Poems to Dream Together/Poemas para sonar juntos

by Francisco X. Alarcon, Paula S. Barragan
 

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A young boy dreams that "all humans / and all living / beings / come together / as one big family / of the Earth." So begins this delightful bilingual collection of poems by Francisco X. Alarcón. As we travel through the boy's colorful universe, we learn about his family and community working together and caring for each other and the world in which they

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A young boy dreams that "all humans / and all living / beings / come together / as one big family / of the Earth." So begins this delightful bilingual collection of poems by Francisco X. Alarcón. As we travel through the boy's colorful universe, we learn about his family and community working together and caring for each other and the world in which they live. Neighbors help repair adobe homes. The boy and his family share old photographs, tend their garden, and pamper Mamá who "works day and night." Tribute is paid to those who toil in the fields, and to César Chávez. Most of all, we see how dreams can take many forms, from the fantastic imaginary ones that occur while we sleep to the realistic ones that guide our lives and give us inspiration for the endless possibilities of the future.

Partly based on Alarcón's own dreams and family memories of growing up in Mexico and California, and vibrantly illustrated by Paula Barragán, these joyous, universal poems will inspire all readers to dream their own dreams for a better, compassionate, and loving world.

"Close your eyes / and now get ready / to hop on a dream."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600606571
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,338,781
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

FRANCISCO X. ALARCÓN was a renowned poet and educator and a three-time winner of a
Pura Belpré Author Award Honor for his bilingual Cycle of the Seasons series of poetry for children. His many other honors include the American Book Award, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, the Chicano Literary Prize, and finalist for state poet laureate of California. Alarcón was also the author of several poetry collections for adults and textbooks for teaching Spanish. He passed away in January 2016.

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