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Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish And English
Alma Flor Ada
0688170676
October 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 5?An alphabet book with exceptional illustrations and excellent poetry that gives voice to the experience of Hispanic agricultural workers. Each letter is matched with a Spanish word (for example, "Arboles" for "A") and accompanied by a poem in both Spanish and English that describes how the plant, fruit, vegetable, person, or feeling functions in the lives of these workers. Zubizarreta's English translations are informed and graceful, but predictably cannot match the Spanish originals in rhythm, assonance, or meter. Silva's vibrant, double-page, gouache illustrations are reminiscent of the artwork of Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. The colors are brilliant, and the scope has a certain larger-than-life sense to it. This is a book that begs to be read aloud to all students, whether they...


From the Bellybutton of the Moon and other summer poems/Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano
Francisco X. Alarcon, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)
0892391537
September 1998
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4-With precise language and vivid paintings, this collection of 22 English and Spanish poems celebrates the simple joys of summertime in Mexico. As in Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems/Jitomates risue?os y otros poemas de primavera (Children's Book Pr., 1997), Alarcon exhibits a tremendous talent for imbuing quotidian objects and concepts with dignity and jubilation. For example, in "Island," he writes that "every island/dreams/of being/a continent," and in "Ode to My Shoes," he describes a little boy's sneakers that "...fall asleep/and dream/of walking...." Gonzalez's folk paintings are equally fine, exhibiting a generous use of contrasting colors and wide, bold brush strokes. A charming book with even more direct language and more evocative art than that in Laughing...


Cliffsnotes on Cervantes' Don Quixote
Marianne Sturman
0822004151
July 1964
Paperback
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Book Description
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Don Quixote looks into the story of a man who seeks truth and justice with an internal vision so strong as to see through the illusion of external appearances.

Following the journey of a gentle (and mad) knight, this study guide provides summaries and commentaries for each chapter within this popular — and long — novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Biographical sketch and background of the author, Cervantes Essays that explore the author's...



Huevos verdes con jam¿n (Green Eggs and Ham)
Dr. Seuss
1880507013
January 1992
Hardcover
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La frontera / Borderlands
Gloria Anzaldua, Sonia Saldivar-Hull (Introduction)
1879960567
May 15, 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Anzaldua is a self-proclaimed borderland beinga Chicana who lives close to the border between Mexico and Texas, who shares several cultures and uses a mixture of languages. With exceptional insight, she creates a mosaic of the marginal person: a person, like herself, who exists in a state of transition, of ambivalence, of conflict; someone who is infused with many cultures yet cannot claim a single one wholly for herself. Her journal is written in earth tones, like an Aztec design, tones that are both engaging and striking. Weaving prose with poetry, Mexican-Indian history with psychology, mythology with philosophy, the author pulls together the frazzled edges of Chicano culture and of her sense of self. Anzaldua is a rebellious and willful talent who recognizes that life on the border"life in the shadows"is...


Romancero Gitano
Federico Garcia Lorca
0140255834
Mar 1996
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
El miembro mas conocido de la generación del 27, Garía Lorca cometió la audacia de acercarse a la literatura popular para incorporarla al proyecto del grupo de escritores españoles que se habían dado a la tarea de fortalecer y hacer más rica la poesía y el ensayo. Romancero gitano es una particular visión de una épica y un sentimiento del pueblo más libre, más romántico y más aventurero.

Language Notes
Text: Spanish, English --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Cat in the Hat (Spanish Beginner Books Series)
Dr. Seuss
0394816269
June 1972
Hardcover
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Book Description
Translated by Carlos Rivera.  

Inside Flap Copy
Translated by Carlos Rivera.  

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The Poem of the Cid
Anonymous
0140444467
Jan 1985
Paperback
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Poemas para peque¿ines
Julie Aigner-Clark
9707181591
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Baby Einstein: Poemas para pequeñines takes children on an exploration of new words through classic poetry and beautiful photographs. This delightful Spanish-language board book is an exhibition of six common real world objects - apple, cat, grass, flower, snow and moon. Emphasizing vocabulary, playful language, and the wonders of nature, the book is divided into six sections. A series of vibrant full-color images highlights each of the concepts with poetry and questions to explain and investigate each one. Youngsters discover the rhythm of poetry and are exposed to the ideas of rhyming. Featured poems include the well-known works of Latin American poets like Manuel Gonzalez Prada, Salvador Diaz Miron, Manuel Gutierrez Najera, and Blanca Luz Pulido.


Poets of Contemporary Latin America
William Rowe
0198158920
June 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Who are the important poets of Latin America since the 1950s? What are the key features of their work? This book shows that contemporary Latin-American poetry continues to be as exciting as it was with Pablo Neruda and Cesar Vallejo. Providing substantial excerpts from the work of Ernesto
Cardenal, Nicanor Parra, Carmen Olle, and others, together with translations and detailed readings, this is an excellent guide to the new poetry of Latin America.


Odes to Common Things, Bilingual Edition
Pablo Neruda, et al
0821220802
May 1, 1994
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Pablo Neruda
0142437700
December 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This collection of poems, first published by Neruda at the age of 19 in 1924, caused something of a scandal because of its frank and intense sexuality: "I have gone marking the atlas of your body / with crosses of fire. / My mouth went across: a spider, trying to hide. / In you, behind you, timid, driven by thirst." It later became one of Neruda's best-loved works, selling two million copies by the 1960s. Why? With image after arresting image, Neruda charts the oceanic movements of passion, repeatedly summoning imagery of the sea and weather: "On all sides I see your waist of fog, / and your silence hunts down my afflicted hours; / my kisses anchor, and my moist desire nests / in you with your arms of transparent stone." As irresistible as the sea, love is engulfing ("You swallowed everything, like distance. / ....


Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century
Jill Kuhnheim
0292705980
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Has poetry lost its relevance in the postmodern age, unable to keep pace with other forms of cultural production such as film, mass media, and the Internet? Quite the contrary, argues Jill Kuhnheim in this pathfinding book, which explores how recent Spanish American poetry participates in the fundamental cultural debates of its time. Using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, Kuhnheim engages in close readings of numerous poetic works to show how contemporary Spanish American poetry struggles with the divisions between politics and aesthetics and between visual and written images; grapples with issues of ethnic, national, sexual, and urban identities; and incorporates rather than rejects technological innovations and elements from the mass media. Her analysis illuminates the ways in which contemporary issues...


Tortillitas para mam¿ and Other Nursery Rhymes: Spanish and English
Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
0805003177
January 1988
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A collection of lyrical translations and Spanish texts of Latin American nursery rhymes. Ages 5-9. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
"Highly useful in supporting early bilingual needs, this collection from Latin America has been preserved in the oral tradition. There are instructions for accompanying finger plays. Cooney's beautiful illustrations add much appeal."--Childhood Education

"Each of the verses is child-tested, selected with care and thought...The book is a visual and aural treat."--Parents' Choice

"A successful attempt to capture the often elusive authenticity of Hispanic subjects in children's picture books."--The Horn Book


Reality and the Poet in Spanish Poetry
Pedro Salinas
0313224366
June 1980
Hardcover
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Book Description
Six lectures delivered in 1937 at Johns Hopkins University at the invitation of the Turnbull Poetry Lecture Foundation.

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish (translation)


Contemporary Spanish American Poets
Jacobo Sefami
0313278806
Jan 1992
Hardcover
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Review
“A valuable work, and a must for all Spanish-language collections of merit, whether in public or academic libraries.”–Choice
“Overall, this is an excellent guide for the authors that are dealt with and should be in any library interested in Latin American culture and literature.”–ARBA

Book Description
This first general bibliography on contemporary Spanish American poets focuses on writers born between 1910 and 1952, including such notable figures of the older generation as Octavio Paz, Jose Lezama Lima, Nicanor Parra, and Gonzalo Rojas and less well known poets active today. Providing both primary and secondary sources, this comprehensive reference work will serve as the point of departure for research on contemporary Spanish American poetry or...


Times Alone: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado (Wesleyan Poetry in Translation Series)
Antonio Machado, Robert Bly
0819560812
July 15, 1983
Paperback
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Book Description
A new translation of poetry that enhances the ordinary.

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Arroz Con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America
Lulu Delacre
0590418866
April 1992
Paperback
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Cinco Monitos Brincando En la Cama: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Retold by Eileen Christelow
061856442X
April 2005
Board Book
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Book Description
Even doctor's orders won't stop these silly monkeys from having their fun. But you'll never guess what Mama does when the Five Little Monkeys finally do fall asleep! Here is the most popular Five Little Monkeys story, available for the first time in a bilingual board book edition. Now Spanish- and English-speaking readers can enjoy the lighthearted antics of these mischievous monkeys, while learning the words of the familiar rhyme in both languages.

About the Author
Born in Washington, D.C., Eileen Christelow went to school there and in Connecticut, Tokyo, and Massachusetts. When she decided to write and illustrate picture books for young children, she and her daughter, Heather, "'researched the problem together, taking weekly trips to the library and reading at...


Introduction to Spanish Poetry
Eugenio Florit
0486267121
June 1991
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
From 12th-century Cantar de Mío Cid to 20th-century poetry of García Lorca, Salinas and Alberti—37 poems by Spain’s greatest poets. Full Spanish texts with expert literal English translations on facing pages. Also, wealth of biographical, critical commentary. Portraits of poets where available. Introduction. 24 black-and-white illus.


Mi primer libro de poemas
Federico Garcia Lorca, Juan Ram¿n Jim¿nez
8420777633
January 1, 1997
Paperback
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Spanish-American Poetry (Dual-Language)
Seymour Resnick
0486293807
Nov 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Inspiring treasury of 40 poems ranging from the time of the Conquest to the first half of the 20th century. Works by Martí, Dario, Nervo, Mistral, Neruda, many other poets. Original Spanish–American versions with new literal English translations on facing pages. Brief biographical notes on each poet.


Veinte poemas de amor y una canci¿n desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair)
Pablo Neruda
1400001447
January 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Spanish Poetry (Dual-Language)
Angel Flores
0486401715
June 1998
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
Superb collection spanning over four centuries of Spanish creativity—from the writings of such Renaissance masters as Garcilaso and Lope de Vega to such 20th-century poets as Federico García Lorca and Nobel Prizewinner Gabriela Mistral. Excellent English translations by Samuel Beckett, Roy Campbell, and other poets on facing pages. An excellent anthology for language students and lovers of fine literature.


The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse : Third Edition (Parallel Text, Penguin)
Various, J. M. Cohen (Editor)
0140585702
July 5, 1988
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish


How Do I Love You / ¿C¿mo te amo
P. K. Hallinan
0824954718
October 2003
Paperback
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