Xochitl and the Flowers / Xóchitl, La Niña de Las Flores

(Author) (Illustrator)
21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
$11.95  $11.11
Children's Book Press (CA)
Publish Date
8.1 X 10.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.35 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author

Jorge Argueta is a prize-winning poet and teacher. Born in El Salvador, he came to San Francisco in 1980. The prolific author of several award-winning books, he is active in the cultural life of the city, teaches poetry in the public schools, and also works with humanitarian organizations to assist families and children in El Salvador.

Carl Angel is a visual artist who enjoys participating in the creation of narrative media--whether it is illustration, design, or independent films. He has illustrated, designed, and art directed numerous books for young readers, including Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, Willie Wins, and Xochitl and the Flowers / Xóchitl, la Niña de las Flores, among others. He lives with his wife and son in Burbank, California. Visit his site at carlangel.com


"This is a fine example of what a book with a bilingual text can and should be." -- The Horn Book

"Based on a true story, Xochitl's tale is well written in both languages... Angel's acrylic, colored-pencil, and photo-collage artwork is vibrant and energetic, fleshed out by the bright colors and individual faces." -- School Library Journal

"Full of love for family and community, this bilingual story embodies the belief that positive action can overcome the negatives of circumstance." -- Kirkus Reviews

"[T]here is a great deal of warmth in this tale of immigrants trying to create their American dream while keeping alive their own culture." -- Bayviews (Association of Children's Librarians)

"Intended for children ages eight to twelve, this book portrays the message of community in a lesson that can benefit people of all ages... It is a thoughtful story that will make readers reflect on their own contributions to their community." -- Foreword Reviews

"Side-by-side bilingual text is a particularly suitable format for this timeless immigration story. Radiant chalk illustrations present each scene tastefully. Xochitl's story is a superb read-aloud and a necessary component of school libraries that serve immigrant children. Recommended for all bookstores and library collections." -- Críticas