Carmen Learns English

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Product Details
Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Holiday House
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.8 X 11.28 X 0.41 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780823421749

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About the Author
Judy Cox is a former elementary school teacher and the author of picture books such as Haunted House, Haunted Mouse and chapter books including Ukelele Hayley, a Bank Street College Best Book, and The Secret Chicken Society, which was nominated for four state awards and named a Best of the Best title by the Chicago Public Library. She lives in Oregon.

Angela N. Dominguez was born in Mexico City and grew up in Texas. Spanish was her family's first language, and her older brother had to learn English in the first grade. Like Lupita, Angela learned English with his help, so she could be fluent by her first day of school. She received Pura Belpré Illustration Honors for two books: Maria Had a Llama and Mango, Abuela, and Me.
Reviews
"This charming celebration of bilingualism captures both the fears and delights of learning a new tongue."--School Library Journal

"Cox gets Carmen's narration just right, folding in both Spanish words and enough malapropisms to give readers a sense of her special voice. Dominguez's bright paintings present a basically confident little girl whose progress from anxious frowns to smiles will make readers cheer. Muy bueno."--Kirkus Reviews

"The frustrations of starting school as the only Spanish-speaking student come through clearly in Cox's tale of a girl who slowly gets a handle on English with the help of a compassionate teacher."--Publishers Weekly