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Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish And English (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – October 9, 2001
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The poems tell of the harvest, from Arboles (trees) to Zanahoria (carrot), with C and Ch telling the story of Cesar Chavez. The poems are both in English and Spanish; in both languages, the verse is rendered with great sensitivity. The beautiful illustrations convey not only the hard work of the fields, but also beauty and hope, not to mention a strong and serene sense of family. The people give thanks to the wind, sky, rain, sun, field, flower, and Earth for all the delicious fruits, while extoling honor, both in hard work and caring in the family. I can think of few other books that tell of these things, which most people take for granted, more beautifully.
Nothing less than a celebration of a shared heritage of working the land and the language of nature's bounty, the bilingual text is rendered with an eye to the beauty of words and the images wrought from the earth's palette, a rich history of the cycle of growth and those who labor to carry their fruits from field to kitchen, from the hands that toil upon the land to those that prepare the rich foods that grace the tables of grateful families. Saturated with vivid color and the dignity of hard work, Gathering the Sun is nothing less than brilliant, a reflection of the author and illustrator's appreciation for all aspects of growth, from field to heart to spirit, acknowledging "honor and pride, family and friends, history and heritage, and... the bounty of the harvest." Luan Gaines/2006.
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This is a wonderful book for students of Spanish or English, of any age. Although the alphabet is mostly told through the eyes of a child, I loved the poetry and illustrations.Published 11 months ago by Shirley Nelson
A beautiful story, told in poetic form. Great for teaching beginning Spanish students of all ages. Very nice paintings for each letter of the alphabet.Published 16 months ago by Shirley Nelson
Beautiful, simple poems and pictures, perfect to use in my ESL class for Mexican moms here in San DiegoPublished 20 months ago by Lynn Owens
A little too long for my elementary children - may be better for older kids. Nice pictures and verse, though.Published 22 months ago by bob ewell
I love Alma Flor Ada, and these are very culturally relevant for my students. I am hoping to use these more in our "letter study" for kindergarten.Published on July 8, 2014 by Justi Trauernicht
I have read this book many times to children. It is a wonderfully illustrated ABC children's book. The overriding theme in this book is about families that are migrant workers. Read morePublished on October 20, 2013 by J.Marie
I thought this was going to be a great book to teach children a little about the Mexican culture and a little about languages, but I found myself to be more offended then... Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer
First I want to say buy this book weather you have children or you are planning on having children, this book is great not only for bilingual children but for only Spanish or only... Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by lauren vickrey
Beautiful art work in this book. It also teaches kids about the way things were or are in my parents country. I loved it and am very glad I purchased it :)Published on October 25, 2012 by potu143