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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre
 

From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpr e, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world --

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ISBN 9780062748683
Barcode 9780062748683
Published 29 January 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Denise, Anika Aldamuy
Illustrated by Escobar, Paola
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780062748683
ISBN-10 0062748688
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 29 January 2019
International Publication Date 15 January 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Denise, Anika Aldamuy
Illustrated by Escobar, Paola
Category Writers, Poets & Dramatists
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 226mm
Height: 288mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 365g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress New York (N.Y.), Authors, American - 20th century, Puerto Rican women - New York (State) - New York, Librarians - New York (State) - New York, Belprae, Pura
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 020.92
Catalogue Code 933955

Description of this Book

Follow la vida y legado of Pura Belpr , the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. When she came to America in 1921, Pura carried the cuentos folkl ricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular stories into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and cuentistas continue to share her stories and celebrate Pura's legacy. This portrait of the influential librarian, author, and puppeteer reminds us of the power of storytelling and the extraordinary woman who opened doors and championed bilingual literature.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Belpr 's story is told in rhythmic language with a good dose of Spanish sprinkled throughout. Escobar's vibrant illustrations are filled with details that help bring to life the story of this remarkable librarian. --Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Anika Aldamuy Denise, is the celebrated author of many picture books, including Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpr ; Starring Carmen!; Lights, Camera, Carmen!; and Monster Trucks. A tradition she began with her oldest daughter--of leaving short poems and love notes for each other to find--inspired her book The Love Letter. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, three children, and a very lovey kitty named Charlie. Visit Anika online at www.anikadenise.com. Paola Escobar, the illustrator of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpr , grew up traveling from town to town in Colombia. From a very young age she liked to draw the stories her grandmother Clara told about her ancestors, the countryside, and animals. Today, Paola is an illustrator who is passionate about telling stories of her own, having published with SM Spain, Planeta, Norma, and more. She lives very happily in Bogot , Colombia, with her husband and their dog, Flora.

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