My Name is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral = Me Llamo Gabriela: la Vida de Gabriela Mistral: The Life of Gabriela Mistr
My Name is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral = Me Llamo Gabriela: la Vida de Gabriela Mistral: The Life of Gabriela Mistr

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Annotation: Short biographical poem depicting the life of Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral.
Catalog Number: #8721
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Copyright Date: 2005
Edition Date: 2005
Illustrator: Parra, John,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-87358-859-2 Perma-Bound: 0-605-08707-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-87358-859-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-08707-1
Dewey: 861
LCCN: 2004028715
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
Horn Book
This fictionalized biography of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latina to win the Nobel Prize in literature, describes her childhood in Chile, focusing on her love of teaching and storytelling. The first-person narrative is told in both English and Spanish, a choice simultaneously awkward and eye-opening. Stylized illustrations ably reinforce the text and setting.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2 This lyrical homage to the Chilean Nobel Prize winner is a joy to read. Written in the first person, the simple text follows the life of the poet from her earliest days (in which, as a girl, she chooses her own name and teaches herself to read) to her internationally renowned career in literature. Brown and the unnamed translator have created a poignantly poetic text that reads equally well in English and in Spanish. It depicts, above all else, the poets lifelong love affair with words and stories. Parras naive-style illustrations, which appear to be painted on wood, go well beyond complementing the text. They offer a view into a softly colored world of people, places, and creatures, real or imagined, that were described in Mistrals work. An exquisite addition for most collections.
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 736
Reading Level: 4.3
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 103081 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.3 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q37644
Lexile: AD860L

La academia sueca fue la encargada de otorgarle a esta mujer el Premio Nobel de Literatura, en el año 1945. El Rey de ese país le impuso la distinción, en persona. Se premiaba así una destacadísima trayectoria artística. Chile, su país natal, comenzaba con este gesto a autoreconocerse plasmado en la poesía de la destacada creadora. El mundo entero rendía ahora un merecido homenaje a Gabriela Mistral. La literatura continental la identificaba, definitivamente, como el máximo exponente femenino de la época. Este libro tiene un acento biográfico. En él se recorre la vida complicada y finalmente trascendente de la Mistral. Sabremos mucho más de la mujer, desde el nacimiento en 1889, pasando por sus largos años de exilio, hasta llegar a su muerte, en 1975. Conoceremos también los motivos tristes y alegres que dieron origen a sus más destacadas composiciones poéticas.

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