The Tree is Older Than you are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories From Mexico With Paintings by
The Tree is Older Than you are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories From Mexico With Paintings by
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Annotation: Poems, stories, and ripe images of Mexico, of our neighbors, are a gift to our lives and hearts.
Catalog Number: #4718247
Format: Paperback
All Formats: Search
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Aladdin
Copyright Date: 1995
Edition Date: 1998
Pages: 111 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-689-82087-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-689-82087-8
Dewey: 860
LCCN: 95001565
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
Reviews:
Publishers Weekly
English translations appear alongside the Spanish poems and tales that explore everything from a table set for supper to a peach tree to a legend of rabbit's long ears. The selections include writings by Rosario Castellanos, Jose Juan Tablada, Octavio Paz and many others. Ages 8-up. (Apr.)
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 7-12
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.1 / points:6.0 / quiz:Q11768
Lexile: NP

A beautiful collection of bilingual poems and stories from Mexico, paired with paintings by Mexican artists.

“Remember, the tree is older than you are and you might find stories in its branches.”

So begins this wondrous collection of poems and stories from Mexico that invites us to imagine a car as sweet as strawberry ice cream, skin that kisses air and breeze-waving hair, a rabbit with little ears, a frog that runs instead of hops, and taxis filled with ghosts. Richly colored paintings interspersed throughout express not just the meaning of the words, but the magic within them.


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