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Abuela
By Elisa Kleven (illustrator) and Arthur Dorros
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dutton Childrens Books
Publication date September 1, 1991
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780525447504
ISBN-10 0525447504
Dimensions 0.25 by 8.75 by 11 in.
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A young girl and her grandmother celebrate their home and relationship in this magical story. Winner of the Parents' Choice Award!

Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and people of New York City which sparkles below. The story is narrated in English, and sprinkled with Spanish phrases as Abuela points out places that they explore together. The exhilaration in Rosalba’s and Abuela's story is magnified by the loving bond that only a grandmother and granddaughter can share.

Also available in a Spanish-language edition (ISBN: 978-0-14-056226-2)

"A book to set any child dreaming...any reader can handle it, whether familiar with Spanish or not. It's just joyful."-The New York Times

* "A marvelous balancing of narrative simplicity with visual intricacy...the city is transformed into a treasure trove of jewels, dazzling the eye, uplifting the spirits."–The Horn Book (starred review) 

* "Each illustration is a masterpiece of color, line, and form that will mesmerize youngsters...The smooth text, interspersed with Spanish words and phrases, provides ample context clues...a jewel."–Booklist (starred review)

"Dorros's text seamlessly weaves Spanish words and phrases into the English narrative, retaining a dramatic quality rarely found in bilingual picture books"—Publisher's Weekly 



An ALA Notable Book
An NCSS-CBC Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
A Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year
An American Booksellers Pick of the Lists selection
A Booklist Editor's Choice
A Horn Book Fanfare Listing
Winner of the Parent's Choice Award
A Hungry Mind Review Children's Books of Distinction List selection
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection




Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140562255
 
With Sandra Marulanda Dorros | Reprint edition from Puffin (July 1, 1997)
9780140562262 | details & prices | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A grandmother and her granddaughter imagine that they can fly
Reprint edition from Puffin (May 1, 1997)
9780140562255 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.99
About: While out with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they fly over the sights of New York City
School and Library
Book cover for 9780525447504 Book cover for 9780525454380
 
from Dutton Childrens Books (October 1, 1995)
9780525454380 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.99
About: While out with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they fly over the sights of New York City
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dutton Childrens Books (September 1, 1991)
9780525447504 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.99
About: While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606110181
 
Reprint edition from Demco Media (May 1, 1997)
9780606110181 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.93
This edition also contains Abuela, Abuela
About: While out with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they fly over the sights of New York City
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613028028
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613028028 | details & prices | 8.50 × 11.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.40
About: While out with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they fly over the sights of New York City

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