Un pregón de frutas (Song of Frutas) (Hardcover)

Un pregón de frutas (Song of Frutas) By Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator), Alexis Romay (Translated by) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator), Alexis Romay (Translated by)
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Una edición española

Cuando visitamos a abuelo, lo ayudo a vender frutas,
pregonando los nombres de cada una
mientras caminamos: nuestros pasos repican como tambores,
nuestras manos, cual maracas, que suenan
agitan los brillantes colores de las frutas…

Vivo lejos de abuelo,
pero podemos cantar rimas
de ida y vuelta entre nuestros dos países,
nuestros versos en papel vuelan como aves cantoras,
cada sílaba un abrazo
hecho de palabras.

About the Author

Margarita Engle is the Cuban American author of many books including the verse novels Rima’s RebellionYour Heart, My SkyWith a Star in My HandThe Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner; and The Lightning Dreamer. Her verse memoirs include Soaring Earth and Enchanted Air, which received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture books include Drum Dream GirlDancing Hands, and The Flying Girl. Visit her at MargaritaEngle.com.

Sara Palacios is the recipient of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor for Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match and the illustrator of several other picture books, including A Song of Frutas, The Flying Girl, and Martina Has Too Many Tías. Sara graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to earn BFA and MFA degrees in illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. A native of Mexico, Sara now lives in San Francisco. Visit her at SaraPalaciosIllustrations.com.

Alexis Romay is the author of two novels and two books of poetry. His essays and opinion pieces have been published by NBC News, World Literature Today, Museum of Modern Art, El Nuevo Herald, Latino RebelsHypermedia MagazineReplicanteLetras Libres, and other outlets. He has written lyrics for Paquito D’Rivera and translated over forty picture books, as well as novels by Ana Veciana-Suarez, Margarita Engle, Miguel Correa Mujica, Meg Medina, Stuart Gibbs, and Adrianna Cuevas. He lives in New Jersey with his family. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781534462182
ISBN-10: 153446218X
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: Spanish