La Mariposa

La Mariposa

Book - 1998
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Because he can only speak Spanish, Francisco, son of a migrant worker, has trouble when he begins first grade, but his fascination with the caterpillar in the classroom helps him begin to fit in.
Publisher: Boston, Mass : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
ISBN: 9780395816639
Branch Call Number: JPB JIMENEZ
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Silva, Simon - Illustrator


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Feb 10, 2014

The simple heart-felt text of Francisco Jimenez and the vibrantly warm illustrations of Simon Silva make for a pleasant mix of introduction to field work lifestyle and childhood resolution of language difficulties. This would be an excellent way for adults to introduce their child to second language problems and would help promote understanding and sensitivity to other children’s culture and challenges. The drawing of the Mariposa (Butterfly) developing from a cocoon is sensitively drawn. The one page Glossary at the end of the book introduces children to Mexican phrases and language.


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