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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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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
Christy
Aug 24, 2013 Christy rated it liked it
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
Shaeley Santiago
Jul 12, 2013 Shaeley Santiago rated it it was amazing
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
Noel Echols
Apr 14, 2012 Noel Echols added it
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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.
David
Feb 08, 2009 David rated it it was ok
Nothing makes feel alone like a pan-galactic zoom out. Good luck to you Maria where ever you are.
Mandy
Nov 07, 2011 Mandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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
May 09, 2010 Lynn rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I think this would be a great book to recommend to a preschool or kindergarten teacher trying to explain community.
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.
Karen Probus
Jun 18, 2012 Karen Probus rated it liked it
Shelves: social-studies
Geography, map skills, starts local and goes world-wide
Salsabrarian
Maria Mendoza is still Maria Mendoza from her house to the city to the country to the solar system and Milky Way. Shows the child reader the perspective of where one is in the world.
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.
Kate
May 08, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it
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!
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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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