A Song of Frutas

by Margarita Engle (Author) Sara Palacios (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

From Pura Belpré Award-winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively, rhythmic picture book about a little girl visiting her grandfather who is a pregonero--a singing street vendor in Cuba--and helping him sell his frutas.

When we visit mi abuelo, I help him sell frutas, singing the names of each fruit as we walk, our footsteps like drumbeats, our hands like maracas, shaking...

The little girl loves visiting her grandfather in Cuba and singing his special songs to sell all kinds of fruit: mango, limón, naranja, piña, and more! Even when they're apart, grandfather and granddaughter can share rhymes between their countries like un abrazo--a hug--made of words carried on letters that soar across the distance like songbirds.


Kirkus

Starred Review
A joyful celebration of Cuban tradition and family ties.
Margarita Engle
Margarita Engle es la autora cubanoamericana de muchas novelas en verso, entre las que se incluyen Con una estrella en la mano; El árbol de la rendición, ganadora del premio de honor Newbery y La selva. También ha escrito dos libros de memorias en verso: La tierra al vuelo y Aire encantado, de los cuáles el último recibió el premio Pura Belpré, la medalla de honor de Walter Dean Myers, en la categoría de jóvenes lectores, y fue finalista del premio YALSA a la excelencia en no-ficción, entre otros premios. Margarita vive en California central. Visítala en MargaritaEngle.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781534444898
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Series
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ALSC Notable Children's Book
Selection 2022

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