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A little girl travels from the comforts of her own home to the far reaches of the universe. The journey begins in Maria's house and then moves outward to the street, town, country, continent, hemisphere, planet, solar system, galaxy, and, finally, the universe. With each new widening perspective, children can explore the vastness of the world around them as they discover t ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Jade Detzer
This is about a girl named Maria who explains her house all the way to the galaxy in the world. This is a great book to help teach about community and the relativity in the world.
Greg
Feb 02, 2009 Greg added it
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From Here to There is a quick story about a little girl named Maria Mendoza. This little girl travels from the comforts of her home to the very end of the universe. As Maria begins this journey she takes from her house outward to the street, then the town, next the county, state, country, continent, hemisphere, planet, solar system, galaxy and finally the universe. Margery Cuyler ends Maria’s story with Maria telling us that “From here to there, my name is Maria Mendoza.” No matter where Maria g ...more
Kate
THE PERFECT book for a geography zoom-in/zoom-out theme - AND it's set in Texas and features a latino protagonist. I'm telling you - perfect!
Christy
A little girl travels from the comforts of her own home to the far reaches of the universe. The journey begins in Maria's house and then moves outward to the street, town, country, continent, hemisphere, planet, solar system, galaxy, and, finally, the universe. With each new widening perspective, children can explore the vastness of the world around them as they discover t...mo
Noel Echols
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A little girl, Maria, journeys from her house, to her street, to her town, in the county she lives in, thats located in a state, which is in a country, on a continent, in the hemisphere, of the planet earth, in our solar system, of the galaxy.

Great lesson to teach children about their community and the relativity of the world they live in.
Shaeley Santiago
Great social studies content connection - city, county, state, country, continent, galaxy viewpoint. Prepositions of location are embedded in the story, too. I also liked the socioemotional aspect of the theme which suggests that even if you're somewhere else in the world, you are still the same person. #wdatr #bookaday
Robert W.
This picture books starts out with Maria, the main character telling us her house address and continues to zoom-out from there ending with the universe.
Mandy
Marisa shares with the reader where she lives in relation to what street, town, state, country, hemisphere, & planet. Reminds me of book Me on the Map.
Lynn
I think this would be a great book to recommend to a preschool or kindergarten teacher trying to explain community.
David
Nothing makes feel alone like a pan-galactic zoom out. Good luck to you Maria where ever you are.
Karen Probus
Geography, map skills, starts local and goes world-wide
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Margery Cuyler is the author of many books for children, including From Here to There, The Little Dump Truck, and That’s Good! That’s Bad! The idea for That’s Good! That’s Bad! was inspired by a conversation with her son, Thomas, who asked, "Can't bad things change into good things?" Ms. Cuyler grew up in the oldest house in Princeton, NJ, and started writing stories as soon as she learned how to ...more
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