Happy Birthday, Anna Sorpresa! (Friends and Amigos)
Anna Ortiz's birthday is soon, so her best friend Sarah Cole invites the whole class to a surprise birthday for Anna.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Yearling
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Sarah wants to have a party for her friend Anna. Sarah's parents end up going out of town to receive an award. A non-English speaking neighbor takes care of Sarah and her sister, Erica. They learn some Spanish and throw the party. Also, Sarah has a pen pal in Mexico. The author uses this relationship to teach more Spanish.
PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Several of her novels for older readers have been chosen as ALA-ALSC Notable Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. They include The Gift of the Pirate Queen; All the Way Home; Water Street; Nory Ryan...moreMore about Patricia Reilly Giff...