Chato y Su Cena (Paperback)

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By Gary Soto, Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
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Ganador del premio de ilustración Pura Belpré 1996

The Spanish edition of a modern classic.

Chato can't believe his luck. Not only is he the coolest low-riding cat in East L.A., but his brand-new neighbors are the plumpest, juciest, tastiest-looking family of mice to move into the barrio in a long time. So Chato and his best friend, Novio Boy, get out the pots and pans, the tortillas and the beans--everything you'd need for a welcoming feast, except for the main dish, and the guests of honor. Of course, in Chato's mind they are one and the same thing.

But the mice are bringing a surprise guest of their own, who may be more than a cool cat can swallow.

About the Author

Gary Soto es poeta, ensayista y novelista. Sus libros han recibido muchos premios y elogiosas críticas. Too Many Tamales recibió el Booklist Editor's Choice. Baseball in April fue nominado como el mejor libro para jóvenes y Chato's Kitchen como un libro sobresaliente, ambos honores otorgados por la Asociación de Bibliotecarios Norteamericanos.

Susan Guevara ha ilustrado numerosos libros para niños. Ha ganado dos veces el premio Pura Belpré al mejor libro ilustrado: por Chato y su cena y Chato y los amigos pachangeros. Estudió arte en la Academia Real de Bellas Artes en Bélgica y en la Academia de Arte de San Francisco.

Praise For…

"A really cool book. . . . Soto adeptly captures the flavor of life in el barrio in this amusing tale. Guevara's striking illustrations enrich the text with delightful, witty details." --School Library Journal starred review

"Wickedly funny. . . Guevara's cats are delicious send-ups of barrio characters, and Soto's words glisten with wit." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review"Fresh and satisfying. . . Distinctly seasoned with the sights and sounds of East Los Angeles; the sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases adds the perfect flavor." --Horn BookWinner of the Pura Belpre Award for IllustrationAn ALA Notable BookA Parents' Choice Award Winner

Product Details
ISBN: 9780698116016
ISBN-10: 0698116011
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: September 22nd, 1997
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish