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Celebrating a Diverse World Through Children's Books

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  • Other Formats

    9781773066394 9781773066387 9781554989041 PDF, $18.95 9781554987412 Hardback, With printed dust jacket, $18.95
  • Reading Levels

    Lexile measure: AD440L
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail (CA)

    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 01, 2016 Carton Quantity: 40 $18.95 CAD
  • Supply Detail (US)

    Distributor: Publishers Group West Supplies to: US Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 01, 2016 Carton Quantity: 40 $18.95 USD
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By (author): Jairo Buitrago Illustrated by: Rafael Yockteng
Jairo Buitrago ,

Illustrated by :

Rafael Yockteng

Imprint:

Groundwood Books - Toronto

ISBN:

9781554989034

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket
Spanish

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 7, Grade (US) K - 2
Oct 01, 2016
$18.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.27in x 8.86 x 0.42 in | 0.93 lb

Page Count:

56 pages

Illustrations:

Full color throughout
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Mexico
  • Short Description
In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.

In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.

They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn’t know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. She sleeps, dreaming that she is always on the move, although sometimes they are forced to stop and her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey.

As many thousands of people, especially children, in Mexico and Central America continue to make the arduous journey to the US border in search of a better life, this is an important book that shows a young migrant’s perspective.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

JAIRO BUITRAGO is a children's book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several picture books, including Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits (three starred reviews), Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist), Lion and Mouse (two starred reviews) and most recently, Cave Paintings. They won the "A la Orilla del Viento" contest for the Spanish edition of Walk with Me, which was also named to IBBY's Honor List. Their books have also appeared on "Los mejores libros del año" (Venezuela's Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and in the White Ravens Catalogue. Jairo has also won the Hispanoamericano Castillo prize for children's literature and the Antonio García Cubas Award. He lives in Mexico City.

RAFAEL YOCKTENG has illustrated many highly acclaimed children’s books, including Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta (USBBY Outstanding International Books) and Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits(three starred reviews), Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist) and On the Other Side of the Garden (three starred reviews) by Jairo Buitrago. Together, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng have won the “A la Orilla del Viento” contest, and their books have been included on IBBY’s Honor List, “Los mejores libros del año” (Venezuela’s Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and in the White Ravens Catalogue. Rafael lives in Bogotá.

This beautiful, understated story is extremely important right now; it will resonate with many and open the eyes of children unfamiliar with the experience of immigration. - Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

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