I Love Saturdays Y Domingos (Paperback)

Author: Ada, Alma Flor

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A young girl's bilingual heritage is celebrated in this story where Saturdays and Sundays are very special to her. On Saturdays she visits her father's Anglo parents where she speaks English. And on Sundays--"domingos" she visits her mother's Spanish-speaking parents where she speaks Spanish. Full-color illustrations.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780689318191
SKU 30822809
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0689318197
Release Date 1/1/2002
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 11.25H x 8L x 0.5T
Author Info
Alma Flor Ada
When Alma Flor Ada was a young girl, she was surrounded by stories: each day her grandmother and an uncle invented interesting tales to entertain her with, and at bedtime her father would spin fables he created just for her. Because Alma's grandmother thought the 3-year-old was ready to learn to read, she began teaching her by writing the names of flowers and plants in the dirt. Alma says that as she grew older, she remembered that experience and felt that there was a strong connection between the act of reading and nature's beauty--that's why her family could always find her reading in a tree or writing by a river. Since family storytelling was such a large part of her childhood, two of Alma's books, WHERE THE FLAME TREES BLOOM and UNDER THE ROYAL PALMS, are story collections based on her childhood memories. A fun fact: her book THE UNICORN OF THE WEST was based on a bedtime story her father told her.
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Editors Note Saturdays and Sundays are very special days for the child in this story. On Saturdays, she visits Grandma and Grandpa, who come from a European-American background, and on Sundays -- los domingos -- she visits Abuelito y Abuelita, who are Mexican-American. While the two sets of grandparents are different in many ways, they also have a great deal in common -- in particular, their love for their granddaughter.While we follow our narrator to the circus and the pier, share stories from her grandparents' pasts, and celebrate her birthday, the depth and joy of both cultures are conveyed in Spanish and English. This affirmation of both heritages will speak to all children who want to know more about their own families and ethnic backgrounds.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Atheneum Books
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