ALIEN INVADERS / INVASORES EXTRATERRESTRES (Bilingual book)
by Lynn Huggins-Cooper. Adorable, fun color illustrations by Bonnie Leick.
Condition: UNREAD 2003 Raven Tree large soft cover, first printing. Tiny shelf wear to cover corner tips. Interior perfect.
Content: Get ready for an alien invasion! Alien Invaders / Invasores extraterrestres is here from Raven Tree Press, LLC. Bugs in the garden? Or are they alien invaders? A curious child compares small garden creatures to what he knows of space invaders. Creepy crawlers abound in wacky, far-out colored pencil illustrations. Book is presented in full text bilingual format. The story is told fully in English in one color, Spanish in another. Both languages appear on the same page with an icon separating. A keyword vocabulary page is included to jumpstart learning in either language. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
$ 3.69 + $ 3.29 media shipping.
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DE COLORES and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children
selected, arranged and translated by Jose-Luis Orozco. Vivid color illustrations by Elisa Kleven.
Condition: NEW 1999 Puffin Books over-sized soft cover, 10th printing.
Content: This bilingual collection of Latin American folk songs for children is truly a musical treasure. Each of the 27 songs is presented with background notes; lyrics in both Spanish and English; simple arrangements for the voice, piano, and guitar; and suggestions for group sing-alongs and musical games. Gathered from Spanish-speaking countries but including two of Orozco's own songs, the compilation is a programming gold mine. Included are songs for special occasions, counting songs, and animal songs. There is even a handy subject index to locate appropriate songs. The book is a delight for the eye as well as the ear. In the same shimmering style of magical folk art that she used to illustrate other children's books, Kleven provides bountiful illustrations and playful borders that ripple with colorful patterns and miniature pictures line the edge of every page. Full-page scenes of Hispanic families and children and also animals are exuberant with activity and alive with the joy of music.
[2 copies available.]
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FIESTA (Bilingual Children's Story)
by Ginger Foglesong Guy. Color illustrations by Rene King Moreno.
Condition: UNREAD 2001 Scholastic soft cover, first printing. Perfect.
Content: This is a simple little story of children getting ready for a party (Fiesta!). Each ingredient of the celebration is presented in English and Spanish and is a neat way to introduce English to Spanish-speaking children and vice versa. [1 copy only]
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FIESTAS: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebration (Bilingual Children's Story)
selected, arranged, & translated by Jose-Luis Orozco. Wonderful, vivid color illustrations by Elisa Kleven.
Condition: Good +, pre-read 2002 Dutton large hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first prtinting. No major problems - just pre-read.
Content: This book presents songs in English & Spanish for each month of the year - holidays, birthdays, etc. "Sheet music" is included for many of the songs. [1 copy only]
$ 3.29 + $ 3.39 media shipping.
Price: $ 3.49
FRIENDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE / AMIGOS DEL OTRO LADO (Bilingual Children's Story)
by Gloria Anzaldua. Wonderful color illustrations by Consuelo Mendez.
Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1994 Children's Book Press soft cover, no printing given. Problem: light edgewear bottom edge with a shelfwear "near-crease" back cover. Interior clean & tight.
Content: A straightforward bilingual depiction of the variety of responses to Mexican ``illegals'' by Chicanos already living in Texas. Though her friends' first reaction on seeing Joaqu¡n is hostility toward the young mojadito (wetback), Prietita warns them off and befriends him, planning to take him to the herb woman for treatment for the sores he hides under long sleeves. A visit from the Border Patrol hastens the event; the herb woman hides Joaqu¡n and his mother until the danger is past, then shows Prietita how to help her new friend. What's special about this simple story is the realism with which the circumstances are presented. The migra represent the law, and there's nothing negative in their depiction (``even'' the Chicano migra laughs when someone makes a joke), but Prietita's kindness is clearly what is valued here. In M‚ndez's powerful mixed-media illustrations, freely drawn graphite lines define the strong, planar faces and the poverty of the surroundings; appropriately, pervasive
bleak gray is only somewhat tempered by the hot, bright colors of Latino clothing and the desert. An authentic portrayal; an excellent basis for discussion of an important issue. Both the Author and the Illustrator are from South Texas. (Ages 4-10) [1 copy only]
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HOW WE CAME TO THE FIFTH WORLD (Como vinimos al quinto mundo) [Bilingual Tales of the Americas series]
adapted by Harriet Rohmer & Mary Anchondo. Bright colorful illustrations by Graciela Carrillo.
Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1988 Children's Book Press hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), library binding, revised edition. Problem: I'm not happy with the binding - nothing loose, just not well bound, IMHO. Light shelf wear in the form of pale rubbings from the book being moved in and out of shelves against other books.
Content: A simple retelling of the famous creation story from ancient Mexico with illustrations based on the original Indian picture writings. The Aztec elders believed that the world was created four times before our present fifth world and that the earlier worlds were destroyed because humans were selfish and ignored their gods. Our fifth world can be saved, say the Aztec elders, if people find a way to live together peacefully. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
$ 4.49 + $ 3.40 media shipping. Priority & International shipping available.
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LIGHT FOOT / PIES LIGEROS (Bilingual)
by Natalia Toledo. Fascinating color paintings by Francisco Toledo. Translated from the Zapotec Spanish by Elisa Amado.
Condition: NEW 2007 GroundWood Books hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given, assumed first American printing. English story on the left and Spanish story on the right column.
Content: Once upon a time no creatures on Earth died. But they had baby after baby, and before long the world grew crowded. Death decided to solve the problem by challenging everyone to a skip-rope contest — as an immortal, Death won every time, and one by one everyone succumbed to her dare. Soon, every living being knew Death. This intriguing fable is based on Francisco Toledo's series of engravings of Death, a dominant figure in Mexican culture. Toledo, the heir to the great generation of Mexican artists that included Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, has imaginatively explored this integral part of life, and his entrancing images are matched by poetic text from his wife Natalia. [1 copy available]
$ 8.50 + $ 3.19 media shipping. Priority & International shipping available on arrangement - email us.
Price: $ 8.50
THE TRIP OF THE GOLDEN FISH AND OTHER BILINGUAL CHILDREN'S STORIES
by Rafael Arturo Urena. B&W illustrations - no credit given.
Condition: NEW 1985 Vantage Press hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition. Unfortunately, the color, dye (?) for the cover is weak so we have light rubbings bottom DJ spine. Interior perfect.
Content: Each of the tales in this book can stand on its own because each is so rich in tone, texture, and colloquialisms, qualities that are usually lacking ini all but the finest translations. At the same time, because the English and Spanish versions mirror each other so closely, when read together they help to reinforce the basic language skills of bilingual students. Stories: Making Figures With the Clouds; Hacienda Figuras con las Nubes; The Princess and the Magic Rosebush; La Princesa y al Rosal Magico; The Trip of the Golden Fish; and El Viaje del Pez Dorado. Perfect for homeschooling and public school teachers. Questions welcome [2 copies available]
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CHILD READING UNDER A TREE BOOKPLATES
Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.0" wide x 4.0" high
Content: Taken from an old woodcut, this simple bookplate shows a child reading a book under a tree. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Clarendon Blk BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
$ 4.00 + $ 2.85 first class shipping. International shipping available.