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Chuchurumbe (Gateways to the Sun: poetry #4)

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Poems by Jose Coronel Urtecho, Jose Emilio Gonzalez, Maria Elena Walsh, Jose Juan Tablada, Jose Marti, and Marina Romero are richly illustrated by artists Felipe Davalos, Rapi Diego, among others.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Santillana USA Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1999)
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Jul 03, 2016 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enlightening & entertaining look at several individual poets (including mini-bios) from several specific Latin American countries. Of the four books in this set, this is obviously for the oldest children. Some of the poems are quite challenging.

Alma Flor Ada is always wonderful, and this is enjoyable for all, but:

Especially for ESL classrooms that have primarily students whose first language is New World Spanish. To be paired with an almost identical book that is in Spanish. A large pape
Mar 01, 2015 Terry rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, poetry, spanish
With a little help from my friend the dictionario, I was able to navigate these poems for children and even to pick up a bit of idiom with which to dazzle, maybe, the kindergartners (quizá, quizás si; quizá, quizás no).
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