Leo Politi wrote and illustrated dozens of children's books, many of which are set in the Latino communities of Southern California.
Both characters love to walk around the old Spanish Mission church were the swallows come to nest every spring.
This gentle story is illustrated by the author, the inimitable Leo Polit, with deceptively simple yet masterful paintings.
This was one of my favorite story books from my childhood and I'm lucky to still have the copy given to me as a young boy.
B ook kfor March, when swallows do return, if not to San Juan Cap , but to areas with water, mud....and we need them as they eat the insects that bother us soPublished 9 months ago by Stephanie
I enjoyed looking at the illustrations but thought the story line would not capture the attention of most children over the age of three.Published 18 months ago by Bronwyn
I remember this lovely book from when I was a child. It is peaceful goodness, quiet observation, and cheerful contentedness. Read morePublished 20 months ago by M. Heiss
We were getting tired of chapter books, and I saw this at our local library. It was an inspiring, simple book, but still good for an 8 year old reading level. Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by gilbert-az-mom
leo politi is such a neat childrens author and illustrator once you have read any one of his books you will search out others.Published on March 21, 2012 by Shirley A. Maples
Song of the Swallows is the story of a young boy named Juan and his elderly friend Julian. Both characters love to walk around the old Spanish Mission church were the swallows come... Read morePublished on December 6, 2005 by Meredith
Sweet as honey on the vine. I may be completely wrong in saying this, but I do believe this is the first Caldecott Award winning book to incorporate both English and Spanish... Read morePublished on March 7, 2004 by E. R. Bird
Juan in interested in the return of the swallows and wants to make them a home for the next year. The town can not wait for the return of the swallows the next year. Read morePublished on November 18, 2003 by Eva Edwards