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Nancy Maria Grande Tabor is the author of several bilingual books for Charlesbridge, including EL GUSTO DEL MERCADO MEXICANO/A TASTE OF THE MEXICAN MARKET, SOMOS UN ARCOS IRIS/WE ARE A RAINBOW, CINCUENTA EN LA CEBRA/FIFTY ON THE ZEBRA, and ALBERTINA ANDA ARRIBA/ALBERTINA GOES UP. Nancy is a bilingual teacher in Sonoma, California. She often speaks at schools, libraries, and conferences to emphasize the need for language-rich books in Spanish. She stresses the importance of understanding other cultures and the reflection of culture through literature in both her presentations and her books.
There is more than one way to say what you mean, and this colorful new bilingual book illustrates this idea in an unusual way. After explaining the concept of an idiom, the book compares twelve pairs of idioms. Each pair has the same meaning, even though the words they use and the images they evoke are quite different.
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