Federico Garcia Lorca (Spanish)
Federico Garcia Lorca (Spanish)
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Annotation: Presents a picture book biography describing the childhood experiences of Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, and illustrating how they contributed to his writings.
Catalog Number: #44657
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Publisher: Lectorum
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Illustrator: Moreiro, Enrique S.
Pages: 32
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 1-933032-39-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-43937-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-933032-39-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-43937-5
Dewey: 921
LCCN: 2009010215
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Language: Spanish
School Library Journal
LÁZARO, Georgina . Jorge Luis Borges illus. by Graciela Genovés. ISBN 978-1-933032-40-5 . LC 2009008491. ea vol: 32p. (Cuando los grandes eran pequeños/When the Grown-ups Were Children Series). Lectorum Sept. 2009. Tr $14.99. Gr-5-8 Lázaro re-casts the lives of the great Latin-American literary masters through poetic verse in this exciting series. In the first book, her poetry is particularly acute in capturing the symbols from García Lorcas childhood that he later wrote about in his poems for children: the lizard, the red bird, the cricket, and the frog, as well as the games and songs of early childhood growing up in small agricultural towns in the province of Granada, Spain. Moreiros vibrant tempera paints on panels and illustration boards convey the tranquility of place as well as the calm and gentle nature of Spains beloved poet. This is an excellent introduction to Lorcas life and a perfect companion to Federico García Lorca para niños (Susaeta Ediciones, S.A. 1999), issued for the García Lorcas centennial. In the second title, Lázaros poetry is eloquent and dramatic and provides essential elements of Borgess childhood immersed in a world of fantasy and imagination. Privately tutored at home in his native Argentina until the age of nine, he also spent countless hours engaged in free play and listening to stories read in English by his British grandmother. Genovéss glowing watercolors complement Borgess eccentric nature, particularly his obsession with tigers, a leif motif used in some of his short stories. Oralia Garza de Cortés, Latino Childrens Literature Consultant, Pasadena, CA
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School Library Journal (8/1/09)
Pura Belpre Honor
ALA Notable Book For Children
Reading Level: 3.2
Interest Level: 5-9
Lexile: 670L

Both a rhyming picture book and an accessible, illustrated biography, this dynamic tale recreates the early experiences of world-famous Spanish poet Federico Garca Lorca. Every child can relate to, and be inspired by, his story. Colorful and amusing illustrations engage readers, and include details from Federico's actual home.

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