Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book


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$8.99  $8.27
Square Fish
Publish Date
8.3 X 10.3 X 0.2 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Yuyi Morales was born in Xalpa, Mexico in 1968. She spent the first twenty-five years of her life in Mexico before moving to the United States with her husband and son. In 1997 she created a weekly children's radio program for KP of San Francisco which ran for three years. At that time she began writing and illustrating her own children's stories, and touring all over the country. Her books have won her countless awards and honors (including the Pura Belpre Award. the Christopher Award, and the James Addams Award.) She is the author of Niño Wrestles the World, Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas, Los Gatos Black on Halloween, Little Night/Nochecita, and Viva Frida.


Just In Case

NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A,
American Library Association Notable Children's Books,
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award,
NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts,
Northern California Book Award Master List,
ALA Notable Children's Books,
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year,
Pura Belpré Author Honor,
CCBC Choice (Cooperative Children's Book Center - Univ. of WI),
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Winner,
Américas Award - Winner

"Richly hued and filled with action, the illustrations capture the tale's humor and Latin flavor perfectly, leading on to an entirely logical, hilarious and heartwarming surprise at the end. As gifted an artist as she is a storyteller, Morales is in top form here." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A perfect read aloud picture book for a birthday party celebration, grandmother's day, el dia de los muertos or any time of the year. Highly recommended." --Reforma

"[A] breezily told tale, rich in Spanish vocabulary and Mexican atmosphere. The alphabetically ordered collected presents are cleverly integrated into the double pages, each with a different color background. Each spread includes amusing details to study in the fantasy-like but clearly painted illustrations." -Children's Literature

"Part ghost story and part alphabet book, this trickster tale transcends both. Librarians will want to share it for the beautiful language, the spirited artwork, and the rightness of the ending." -School Library Journal