Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
La Mariposa

La Mariposa

1999 Picture Books
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Author: Francisco Jiménez
Illustrator: Simon Silvan
ISBN: 0-395-81663-7
A young Spanish-speaking boy struggles to maintain his sense of wonder and his thirst for learning despite barriers of language and poverty. Remarkably, there are no villains -- and no easy answers -- in this realistic , sympathetic narrative. Bold illustrations match the story’s tone. A Spanish glossary is included.
Review   ©1999 Parents' Choice

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