Talking with Mother Earth / Hablando Con Madre Tierra

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Libros Tigrillo
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8.96 X 9.26 X 0.32 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author

JORGE ARGUETA, a Pipil Nahua Indian from El Salvador and Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, is a prize-winning author of more than twenty children's books. His book Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and was named to USBBY's Outstanding International Books List, ALA Notable Children's Books and the Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices. Jorge is the founder of the International Children's Poetry Festival Manyula and the Library of Dreams, a non-profit organization that promotes literacy in El Salvador. Jorge divides his time between San Francisco, California, and El Salvador.

A Texas native and daughter of late artist Gloria Osuna Perez, LUCÍA ANGELA PÉREZ is a visual artist with a degree in fine arts from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has illustrated several children's books including Little Gold Star by Joe Hayes, Every Child by Tish Hinojosa, and Talking with Mother Earth. She currently lives in El Paso, Texas.

In a clear child's voice, Argueta's poems...are intense, honest and moving....Perez's vibrant pastel art, on a bright, multicolored palette, perfectly complements Argueta's poems....Don't hesitate to read and show this beautiful book to young children. It is for them, and for all of us.-- "Multicultural Review"
This deeply moving collection of poems by award-winning poet Argueta is a joyful celebration of his Nahuatl heritage...Like the simple yet vibrant free-verse stanza, the raw illustrations are deeply expressive.-- "Criticas Magazine"
This literary offering stands out for its beauty and depth of expression...Perez's illustrations are colorful, detailed, and appealing, incorporating many indigenous icons...A unique and lovely collection.-- "School Library Journal"
This very organic sense of identity is just right for kids beginning to articulate who they are and how they fit into this world.-- "Toronto Star"