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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:

Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal.

Synopsis:

Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Says Grandfathers Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one mans love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.

About the Author

Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. He dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of six, and, at age twelve, apprenticed himself to his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. For the next four years, Say learned to draw and paint under the direction of Noro, who has remained Say's mentor. Say illustrated his first children's book — published in 1972 — in a photo studio between shooting assignments. For years, Say continued writing and illustrating children's books on a part-time basis. But in 1987, while illustrating THE BOY OF THE THREE-YEAR NAP (Caldecott Honor Medal), he recaptured the joy he had known as a boy working in his master's studio. It was then that Say decided to make a full commitment to doing what he loves best: writing and illustrating children's books. Since then, he has written and illustrated many books, including TREE OF CRANES and GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal. He is a full-time writer and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon.

Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. He dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of six, and, at age twelve, apprenticed himself to his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. For the next four years, Say learned to draw and paint under the direction of Noro, who has remained Say's mentor. Say illustrated his first children's book — published in 1972 — in a photo studio between shooting assignments. For years, Say continued writing and illustrating children's books on a part-time basis. But in 1987, while illustrating THE BOY OF THE THREE-YEAR NAP (Caldecott Honor Medal), he recaptured the joy he had known as a boy working in his master's studio. It was then that Say decided to make a full commitment to doing what he loves best: writing and illustrating children's books. Since then, he has written and illustrated many books, including TREE OF CRANES and GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal. He is a full-time writer and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547076805
Author:
Say, Allen
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture, Sewn
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up 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 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547076805 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal.
"Synopsis" by , Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Says Grandfathers Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one mans love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.
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