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Synopsis:

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.

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 masters 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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9780395816639
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Hmh Books for Young Readers
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Boston, Mass :
Subject:
Fiction
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Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
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Mexican americans
Subject:
Multicultural Education
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Schools
Subject:
School & Education
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Reading comprehension
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Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
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Schools -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
105-240
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
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Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.37x8.13x.41 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
06-10

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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.
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