Synopses & Reviews
An English-speaking girl, a Spanish-speaking man, and a Polish-speaking woman might not be able to converse, but when a sparrow trapped in their subway car needs help, their common concern bridges the language barriers between them.
"Colorful watercolor paintings illustrate this multicultural story. When a sparrow flies into a subway car, a young Oriental girl tries to rescue it. She enlists the aid of a teenage boy, a Spanish-speaking woman, and a Polish-speaking man. The illustrations are filled with wonderful details. . .The brief text, which includes phrases in Spanish and Polish, advances the plot while allowing the illustrations to convey the action. . .A special book." --School Library Journal
"A charming multicultural vignette, ingeniously constructed, nicely paced, and altogether disarming." -- Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Leyla Torres is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Saturday Sancocho. She lives in Arlington, Vermont.