Listen to the Desert/Oye al Desierto

by Francisco Mora and Pat Mora
$7.99
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“A bilingual account of some of the animals and sounds commonly found in the Southwestern desert. Each double-page spread depicts a vast expanse of light blue sky with four lines of text—two in English and two in Spanish—on the verso, and a different creature or scene on the recto. . . . The translations are appropriate and provide an excellent opportunity to compare the sounds in the two languages. . . . The illustrations evoke Native American art in shapes and colors, and the bottoms of the pages are adorned with geometric designs. This book is a good choice for reading aloud; young audiences will enjoy the predictable, repetitive text, and its bilingual format enhances its appeal in a variety of multicultural settings.”—School Library Journal 

 

“A very simple text, with each line repeated twice in English plus twice in Spanish, becomes a rhythmic, lyrical bilingual chant suggesting the onomatopoeic powers of both tongues. . . . A brightly decorative geometric motif runs


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618111442
  • ISBN-10: 0618111441
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 03/19/2001
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book
“Una historia bilingüe sobre algunos de los animales y sonidos comúnmente encontrados en el desierto del suroeste. Cada doble página representa una enorme extensión de cielo celeste con cuatro líneas de texto —dos en inglés y dos en español— en la página izquierda y una criatura o escena diferente en la página derecha . . . las traducciones son apropiadas y proveen una excelente oportunidad para comparar los sonidos en ambos idiomas . . . las ilustraciones evocan el arte amerindio con formas y color, y las bases de las páginas están adornadas con diseños geométricos. Este libro es bueno para leer en voz alta; el público joven disfrutará el texto predecible y repetitivo, y su formato bilingüe realza su atractivo en una variedad de ambientes multiculturales”. —School Library Journal

“A bilingual account of some of the animals and sounds commonly found in the Southwestern desert. Each double-page spread depicts a vast expanse of light blue sky with four lines of text—two in English and two in Spanish—on the verso, and a different creature or scene on the recto. . . . The translations are appropriate and provide an excellent opportunity to compare the sounds in the two languages. . . . The illustrations evoke Native American art in shapes and colors, and the bottoms of the pages are adorned with geometric designs. This book is a good choice for reading aloud; young audiences will enjoy the predictable, repetitive text, and its bilingual format enhances its appeal in a variety of multicultural settings.”—School Library Journal 

 

About the author
Pat Mora

Pat Mora, a poet of Mexican-American heritage, is the recipient of a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry. Her published work includes poetry and nonfiction for adults as well as children. She is the author of several bilingual picture books, including two on the Clarion list. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information visit www.patmora.com.