Isla by Arthur Dorros

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When Rosalba and Abuela travel to la isla, the island where Abuela grew up, Rosalba meets Abuela's son, Fernando, and his family and samples the sights of the island. By the creators of Abuela.
 

About Arthur Dorros

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Arthur Dorros, an author and occasional illustrator, was born in Washington, D.C. on May 19, 1950. He attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. degree in 1972. He received his postgraduate teaching certification from Pacific Oaks College in 1979. He has worked odd jobs in his youth such as: builder, carpenter, drafter and photographer. He was a teacher for both elementary and junior high. He was the artist in residence for more than a dozen New York public schools while running programs in creative writing and bookmaking. Some of his children's books are written in both English and Spanish. He also writes books that deal with science and nature. Ant Cities and Feel the Wind were named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council and A Tree is Growing was named an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. He has received the Reading Rainbow Review book selections award for three of his books - Alligator Shoes, Ant Cities and Abuela. Known for the rich collage artwork featured in such picture books as "Abuela," "The Paper Princess" and "City by the Bay," Elisa Kleven is a native of Los Angeles.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Dutton Juvenile. 48 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dorros likes to outfit his grandmothers with wings (see Abuela, 1991, for another soaring granny) that allow them to take their grandchildren on culturally packed flights over ancestral haunts.

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The sequel to Abuela features an ""economical yet highly descriptive text"" and mixed-media paintings that are ""a kaleidoscope of color and texture,"" said PW;

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In Dorros and Kleven's (Abuela) latest collaboration, young Rosalba's imagination soars on the wing of her grandmother's colorful stories of the tropical island where she grew up.

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