Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates Risuenos y otros poemas de primavera by Francisco X. Alarcon

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Tomatoes laugh, chiles explode, and tortillas applaud the sun in this playful and moving collection of twenty English and Spanish poems written in honor of the wonders of life and nature.
 

About Francisco X. Alarcon

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Francisco X. Alarcon (born in Los Angeles, in 1954, and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico) is the author of twelve volumes of poetry, and a number of books of bilingual poetry for children. He has won many awards and fellowships, including the Danforth and Fulbright fellowships, and the 1993 Carlos Pellicer-Robert Frost Poetry Honor Award, the 1993 American Book Award, the 1993 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and the 1984 Chicano Literary Prize. In April 2002 he received the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association (BABRA) in San Francisco. He teaches at the University of California, Davis. Gonzalez is a painter and graphic artist.
 
Published June 3, 1997 by Children's Book Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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