Nacho And Lolita
Nacho And Lolita
For use in schools and libraries only. A very rare pitacohi bird falls in love with a swallow and plucks his colorful feathers to transform dry, barren San Juan Capistrano into a haven of flowers and flowing water, which the swallows can easily find when returning from their annual migration.
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Ryan's storybook, based (very!) loosely on a folktale she had heard as a child, is a delightful read. Nacho is a big, brightly colored bird whose songs captivate his small town as well as the swallows who migrate each year to the area. One of the swallows, Lolita, is particularly drawn to Nacho, and a little romance ensues. But Lolita must leave at the end of the season, and she warns Nacho that the swallows may not be able to find the town again. Nacho must make a great sacrifice if he ever hop...more
Que romantica? YES! I love Pam's voice in this one. She is such an outstanding author. I love the way she uses language and puts words together--so poetic, such beautiful language. This is a very tranquil story with big heart. It captures the essence of hope and I loved turning the pages to see how the illustrations went from dull brown to full of magical color in order to tell the tale. Just beautiful. Nacho's beautiful song rings true for anyone ready to give love and hope a chance. I felt lik...more
Feb 06, 2012 Kelley rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Excellent love story of friendship and compromise. Nacho tries to fly with his love, a migratory bird, but can not. To bring her back to him, he plucks his feathers to create color In this dry so Cal valley. This is a great book to teach friendship, change in weather patterns and conservation, or about different birds/migratory patterns.
Feb 25, 2008 J-Lynn rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a beautiful story of an unlikely love between a beautiful and mythial pitacoche bird and a swallow of San Juan Capistrano. Based on a Mexican folktale, the odd couple learn to love each other and the pitacoche helps to make the valley of San Juan fertile.
A former teacher, she lives in Leucadia, California with her family.More about Pam Muñoz Ryan...