Rosalba is going on an imaginary journey to the Caribbean island where her grandmother grew up. Through her abuela's eyes, Rosalba visits with relatives who still live on la isla and sees the beautiful terrain of the island— from the lush, tropical rain forest to the bustling old city. Along the way Rosalba and her grandmother visit a busy fruit market, then cool off with a swim in the turquoise sea filled with colorful fish. Their magical trip is brought to life by Elisa Kleven's shimmering collage artwork. "Dorros's language is rich and magical— readers fly to la isla, too. Kleven's art is whimsical and quiltlike, crowded with sweet things and surprises."— "School Library Journal"
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Isla In the popular book, "Abuela", Rosalba and her grandmother took a fanciful flight high above New York City. Here, Abuela tells Rosalba all about the Caribbean island where she grew up. Together, they use their imaginations to fly through the sky on a magical journey to "la isla". After listening to Abuela's vivid stories Rosalba can see the vibrant treasures of the island unfold right before her eyes. Full color.Review:
Praise for Isla
"Dorros's language is rich and magical readers fly tola isla, too. Kleven's art is whimsical and quiltlike, crowded with sweet things and surprises." School Library Journal
"Vivid illustrations with myriad details bring the tropical scenes to life, and the well-chosen Spanish words and phrases are easily understood. Glossary." Horn Book
"The little girl and her grandmother, first seen flying over New York City inAbuela(1991), take off on another imaginary flight, this time to the Caribbean island where Abuela grew up.Islais a tropical treasure." Booklist
Notable Book, National Council for the Social Studies/Children's Book Council
Commended Book, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee
Notable Children's Book, National Council of Teachers of English"
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