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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho eagerly awaits his papaandrsquo;s return. Papa Rabbit traveled north two years ago to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money for his family. When Papa does not return, Pancho sets out to find him. He packs Papaandrsquo;s favorite mealandmdash;mole, rice and beans, a heap of warm tortillas, and a jug of aguamielandmdash;and heads north. He meets a coyote, who offers to help Pancho in exchange for some of Papaandrsquo;s food. They travel together until the food is gone and the coyote decides he is still hungry . . . for Pancho!

Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the hardship and struggles faced by thousands of families who seek to make better lives for themselves and their children by illegally crossing the border.

Praise for Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

STARRED REVIEWS

andquot;Tonatiuhandrsquo;s great strength is in the text. No word is wasted, as each emotion is clearly and poignantly expressed. The rabbitsandrsquo; future is unknown, but their love and faith in each other sustains them through it all. Accessible for young readers, who may be drawn to it as they would a classic fable; perfect for mature readers and the classroom, where its layers of truth and meaning can be peeled back to be examined and discussed. An incandescent, humane and terribly necessary addition to the immigrant-story shelf.andquot;

andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review

andquot;In both prose and art, Tonatiuh expertly balances folkloric elements with stark, modern realities; Pancho Rabbitandrsquo;s trip has the feel of a classic fable or fairy tale, with the untrustworthy coyote demanding more and more of him.andquot;

andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review

andquot;The book shows the fragility of making a living, the desperation that many migrants experience, and the deep family ties that bind the characters. Classrooms studying the migrant experience will find plenty to discuss here.andquot;

andmdash;School Library Journal

andldquo;This will spark strong responses and needed discussion.andrdquo;

andmdash;Booklist

andquot;Tonatiuh is so careful in weaving his allegory that his empathetic contemporary tale feels like age-old folklore, with simple but compelling text and a step-by-step escalation of the story through gripping, kid-understandable challenges.andquot;

andmdash;The Bulletin of the Center for Childrenand#39;s Books

Awards

Pura Belprandeacute; Author and Illustrator Honor book 2014

New York Public Libraryandrsquo;s annual Childrenandrsquo;s Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013

Kirkus Best Books of 2013

Best Multicultural Childrenand#39;s Books 2013 (Center for the Study of Multicultural Childrenand#39;s Literature)

Notable Childrenand#39;s Books from ALSC 2014

Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award 2014

Synopsis:

Although a Mexican family comes to the USA to work as farm laborers so that their children will have opportunities, the parents still consider Mexico their home.

Synopsis:

From a Caldecott Medal-winning team comes the heartwarming story of one family's special Christmas homecoming. On his trip to Mexico for the holidays, Carlos comes to realize that home can be anywhere, because it stays in the hearts of the people who love you. Full color.

About the Author

Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America awards, and a PEN International Special Achievement award for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002, Ms. Bunting was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish-American Heritage Committee of New York.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064435093
ill.:
Diaz, David
Author:
Diaz, David
Author:
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Author:
Bunting, Eve
Author:
by Eve Bunting and David Diaz
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Home
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Migrant labor
Subject:
Mexicans
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Trophy Picture Book
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 0.88 in
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064435093 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Although a Mexican family comes to the USA to work as farm laborers so that their children will have opportunities, the parents still consider Mexico their home.
"Synopsis" by , From a Caldecott Medal-winning team comes the heartwarming story of one family's special Christmas homecoming. On his trip to Mexico for the holidays, Carlos comes to realize that home can be anywhere, because it stays in the hearts of the people who love you. Full color.

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