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La Mariposa
Contributor(s): Jiménez, Francisco (Author), Silva, Simón (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0618070362     ISBN-13: 9780618070367
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Language: Spanish
Published: September 2000

Annotation: In his first year of school, Francisco understands little of what his teacher says. But he is drawn to the silent, slow-moving caterpillar in the jar next to his desk. He knows caterpillars turn into butterflies, but just how do they do it? To find out, he studies the words in a butterfly book so many times that he can close his eyes and see the black letters, but he still can't understand their meaning. Illustrated with paintings as deep and rich as the wings of a butterfly, this honest, unsentimental account of a schoolchild's struggle to learn language reveals that our imaginations powerfully sustain us. La Mariposa makes a subtle plea for tolerance in our homes, our communities, and in our schools.
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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Lexile Measure: 750(Not Available)
Guided Reading: P (Grade 3)
Physical Information: 0.13" H x 7.5" W x 10.04" (0.38 lbs) 40 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - Hispanic
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
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Contributor Bio(s): Jimenez, Francisco: - Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master's degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now the chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of his newest novel, Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, and La Mariposa. He is also the recipient of the John Steinbeck Award. He lives with his family in Santa Clara, California.
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