In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.
A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope--and friendship.
This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks. With the stunning paintings of Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.
A Spanish-language edition of the very popular Harry Allard-James Marshall collaboration about Room 207's missing schoolteacher. Miss Nelson is the nicest teacher in the whole school. She never yells, and she gives the easiest assignments. Then one day Miss Nelson is not at school. There is a substitute, Miss Viola Swamp, who immediately lays down the law - no talking, no goofing off in class - and gives lots of homework. Where is the wonderful, unappreciated Miss Nelson? Is she ever coming back? Allard and Marshall, with their incisive feel for the nuances of relationships, point out with imagination and much humor the folly of being inconsiderate and unappreciative.
A bilingual ABC book featuring beautiful, vibrant photographs of hand-carved animals from Oaxaca, Mexico.
This beautifully-illustrated, bilingual ABC book is fun for young readers and the adults reading with them. Each letter is illustrated with a photograph of a hand-carved animal in the folk tradition of Oaxaca, Mexico. The wood sculptures are carved in beautiful detail and painted eye-catching bright colors that little readers will love. Weill's choice of animals is delightfully quirky (you'll never guess what she chose for 'X') and provides a great opportunity to practice different letter sounds in Spanish and English, as each animal is named in both languages. Unlike other alphabet books, this board book includes several letters that are specific to Spanish, such as the and ll. Whether you're already a bilingual family or hoping to become one, this book is a great place to start.
Brothers and master carvers Armando and Mois s Jim nez created the animals for the illustrations, which are then sanded by their children and hand painted by their wives, Anton a and Oral a. They are following in a family tradition of wood carving that goes back to their grandfather, Manuel, who began carving animals in the 1950's using wood from the copal trees that grow nearby. The carvings have proved so popular that eighty families in their town of Arrazola, Oaxaca now make their living from carving wooden sculptures.
ABeCedarios is a sturdy board book, just the right size for little hands, and durable enough to withstand many re-readings. Little ones will love the adorable animals and bright colors. This is the perfect book for laying the foundations of bilingual literacy for your child, and makes a great gift for new parents, toddlers, and appreciators of Mexican folk art
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Presented in both English and Spanish, this book brings a Hispanic
flavor to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, placing a
beautiful, black-braided heroine at the center of the tale.
Retold in both Spanish and English, the universally loved story Aladdin and the Magic Lamp will delight early readers and older learners alike. The striking illustrations give a new look to this classic tale and the bilingual text makes it perfect for both home and classroom libraries.
Alexander se di cuenta de que iba a ser un d a terrible couando se despert y se encontr chicle en el pelo. Y aun fue peor...
Su mejor amigo lo abandon . No ten a postre en su bolsa del almuerzo. Y para colmo, hab a habas verdes en la comida y besos en la televisi n
Este cuento cl sico de Judith Viorst, ahora en espa ol, ser sin lugar a duda del agrado de los lectores de todas las edades, como lo ha sido hasta ahora.