Don Quixote and Sancho Panza by Margaret Hodges

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Episodes from the masterpiece of Spanish literature chronicle the hilarious adventures of Don Quizote and his squire, Sancho Panza, including the classic battle with the windmills and Sancho Panza's eventful term as ""governor"" of his island.
 

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(19112005) Margaret Hodges was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Vassar College with honors and received a Masters in Library Science from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. After working as a childrens librarian, she was a professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh. Margaret wrote numerous award-winning books for children. A majority of her work is inspired from folktales and historical figures. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547. In 1585, a few months after his marriage to Catalina de Salazar, he published his first major work as an author, the pastoral novel La Galatea which was poorly received. Cervantes became a tax collector in Granada in 1594, but was imprisoned in 1597 due to money problems with the government. Folklore maintains that while in prison, he wrote his most famous novel, Don Quixote, which was an immediate success upon publication in 1605. After several years of writing short novels and plays, Cervantes was spurred to write the sequel to Don Quixote in 1615 when an unauthorized sequel appeared to great acclaim. Though Cervantes' sequel was rushed and flawed, Don Quixote remains a powerful symbol that has endured to present times in many forms. Cervantes died on April 22, 1616, at the age of 69. Stephen Marchesi has created numerous drawings for textbooks, magazines, and picture books, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington; Meet Abraham Lincoln; Mary McLeod Bethune: Voice of Black Hope; and Mars: The Red Planet. A graduate of Pratt Institute, his books have been on the Children's Book Council bestsellers list and on the Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year lists.
 
Published September 30, 1992 by Atheneum. 72 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A master reteller of classic tales, Caldecott Medalist Hodges ( Saint George & the Dragon ) offers an abridgement of Cervantes's celebrated picaresque novel. In her deft presentation, she has wisely f

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A master reteller of classic tales, Caldecott Medalist Hodges ( Saint George & the Dragon ) offers an abridgement of Cervantes's celebrated picaresque novel. In her deft presentation, she has wisely f

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