Synopses & Reviews
Breathtaking vistas and bustling scenes await a boy and his uncle when they ride the teleférico to the top of a mountain in Venezuela.
Today was the day! Finally it is time for Roberto to take his well-earned trip on the teleférico to the top of El Ávila, the mountain overlooking his village. Since Papá has to work, Tío Antonio will go with his nephew, who makes sure to pack his camera so he can share the sights with Papá. Up, up, up, the cable car goes, over gasp-inducing ravines, to an exciting new world of vendors, animals, and a spectacular view of Caracas below. Featuring lively illustrations and interwoven with Spanish words that are translated in a glossary at the end, here is a warmhearted tale of a little boys first big adventure without his parents.
Breathtaking vistas and bustling scenes await a boy and his uncle when they ride the teleferico to the top of a mountain in Venezuela. (Ages 4-9)
Up, up, up goes Roberto, aboard a cable car, heading to the top of El Avila. Share his excitement as he sees deep ravines and spectacular views, and meets the people and wildlife that live on the mountainside, on his first BIG adventure
About the Author
John B. Paterson Jr. and John B. Paterson Sr., father-and-son authors, based this story on their own 1970s trip to Caracas, where they rode the very teleférico featured in the book. John Sr. also collaborated with his wife, Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Paterson, on CONSIDER THE LILIES, IMAGES OF GOD, and BLUEBERRIES FOR THE QUEEN. They live in Barre, Vermont. John Jr., a first-time author, lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Renato Alarcão has illustrated many childrens books, including RED RIDIN' IN THE HOOD AND OTHER CUENTOS by Patricia Santos Marcantonio. He lives in Brazil.