Canto familiar

by Gary Soto and Annika Nelson

A favorite collection by a beloved poet, now in paperback

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152058852
  • ISBN-10: 0152058850
  • Pages: 96
  • Publication Date: 04/01/2007
  • Carton Quantity: 120

About the book

Touching, vibrant, and humorous, this lively collection of poems accompanied by beautiful illustrations celebrates childhood and the Mexican American experience. 

“Invoking ordinary domestic and community incidents, it’s a fine introduction not only to poetry but to Chicano culture. Nelson debuts with scenes—homey, comfortable, bright—that make the book even more accessible.”—Kirkus Reviews  

This is a collection to read aloud and get kids writing about themselves.”—Booklist

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Poetry)
About the author
Gary Soto

Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at


[star] "A harmony of words and pictures to be anticipated and savored . . . Read it, sing it, share it."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"Humorous, tender . . . A fine introduction not only to poetry but to Chicano culture."--Kirkus Reviews