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Estrellita En La Ciudad Grande/Estrellita in the Big City
Contributor(s): Caraballo, Samuel (Author), Torrecilla, Pablo (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1558854983     ISBN-13: 9781558854987
Publisher: Pinata Books
OUR PRICE: $14.41  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Language: Spanish
Published: October 2008
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2008007573
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 11" W x 8.5" (0.85 lbs) 32 pages
- Locality - New York, N.Y.
- Geographic Orientation - New York
- Cultural Region - Mid-Atlantic
- Cultural Region - Northeast U.S.
Features: Ikids, Illustrated
Review Citations: Criticas 08/15/2008 pg. 1
Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2008 pg. 941
School Library Journal 02/01/2009 pg. 73
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 123864
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
"Hola, Abuelita. It's me, Estrellita " And so begins the phone conversation that Estrellita and her beloved grandmother have longed for since Estrellita moved from her beautiful island home of Puerto Rico to New York City. Estrellita regales her grandmother with stories of the exciting sights and sounds of the big city: her first ride on a subway train into Manhattan and the fascinating underground city where you can buy anything--"even clothes and shoes"--and listen to musicians perform at all hours; the hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue, where people, yellow cabs, and buses rush up and down; the Empire State Building that "was SO tall that I thought it was going to fall on me "; Rockefeller Center with its glass-covered buildings that reach into the sky; and the Verrazano Bridge, one of the world's longest suspended bridges that looked "as if it had no end." As exciting as the tourist attractions are to Estrellita and her father, El Barrio, a neighborhood where everybody speaks Spanish, is just as thrilling. There's a restaurant called Rincon, just like the town in Puerto Rico, and a music store called La Casita Latina. Estrellita and her family sing Abuela's favorite song, "En mi viejo San Juan," and Estrellita is reminded once again of how much she misses her grandmother. But she is comforted by her phone conversation with Abuela and knows she'll talk to Abuela again soon. And maybe some day Abuela will come to visit Estrellita in the big city In this lively sequel to Estrellita se despide de su isla/Estrellita Says Good-bye to her Island, author Samuel Caraballo and illustrator Pablo Torrecilla team up again to depict the loving relationship between a young girl and hergrandmother. Torrecilla's exquisite illustrations of Abuela on the phone in tranquil Puerto Rico contrast superbly with those of Estrellita set against the backdrop of a vibrant and busy New York City. Readers of all ages will relate to a young girl's love for her grandmother, while children ages 4 to 9 who have been separated from family will empathize with--and be reassured by--Estrellita's experiences in a new city.
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