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Calling the Doves: El Canto de Las Palomas

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Synopsis:

The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song.

Synopsis:

A rich, personal narrative about growing up as a migrant farmworker. Herrera relates how he learned to love the land from his father, and poetry from his mother. He uses lyrical passages to portray everyday life, e.g., the ritual of breakfast: "The sky was my blue spoon /the wavy clay of the land was my plate". The colored-pencil and acrylic illustrations are bright and at times fanciful. Simmon's artwork brings to life Herrera's words, which are printed in both English and Spanish.

Synopsis:

A rich, personal narrative about growing up as a migrant farmworker. Herrera relates how he learned to love the land from his father, and poetry from his mother. He uses lyrical passages to portray everyday life, e.g., the ritual of breakfast: "The sky was my blue spoon /the wavy clay of the land was my plate". The colored-pencil and acrylic illustrations are bright and at times fanciful. Simmon's artwork brings to life Herrera's words, which are printed in both English and Spanish.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892391325
Subtitle:
El canto de las palomas
ill.:
Simmons, Elly
Author:
Simmons, Elly
Author:
Simmons, Elly
Publisher:
Children's Book Press (CA)
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Ethnic
Subject:
Migrant labor
Subject:
Agricultural laborers
Subject:
Mexican American families
Subject:
Spanish language materials -- Bilingual.
Subject:
Children of migrant laborers.
Subject:
Agricultural laborers -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Series Volume:
94-31
Publication Date:
c1995
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
30 p.
Dimensions:
10.05x8.57x.39 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 30 p. pages Children's Book Press (CA) - English 9780892391325 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song.
"Synopsis" by , A rich, personal narrative about growing up as a migrant farmworker. Herrera relates how he learned to love the land from his father, and poetry from his mother. He uses lyrical passages to portray everyday life, e.g., the ritual of breakfast: "The sky was my blue spoon /the wavy clay of the land was my plate". The colored-pencil and acrylic illustrations are bright and at times fanciful. Simmon's artwork brings to life Herrera's words, which are printed in both English and Spanish.
"Synopsis" by , A rich, personal narrative about growing up as a migrant farmworker. Herrera relates how he learned to love the land from his father, and poetry from his mother. He uses lyrical passages to portray everyday life, e.g., the ritual of breakfast: "The sky was my blue spoon /the wavy clay of the land was my plate". The colored-pencil and acrylic illustrations are bright and at times fanciful. Simmon's artwork brings to life Herrera's words, which are printed in both English and Spanish.
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