This enchanting tale of a boy’s longing to speak the eloquent language of birds, leads him to a forbidden visit to the harbor.
Moonbeam Award Silver and Bronze Medal
“…the sweepingly beautiful artwork adds a majestic touch to this wonderful fable.” Midwest Book Review Vol.5, No.11 Nov. 2006
“Gently realistic pastels set the mood for this lyrical tale…”Costra Costa Times Feb. 4, 2007
“Caravela’s richly hued pastels depict, generally up-close, a moon-faced, introspective-looking lad communing with gulls for this folkish original tale.” Kirkus Reviews Dec.1, 2006
Ana Luisa thinks she has ruined her sister’s wedding day when she fails to do her job as flower girl. But to her surprise she discovers that her sister is not angry and that her family’s love is unchanging.
“… Elena Caravela’s gorgeous paintings… Caravela’s artwork enchants as we see Anna Louisa in her scuffed shoes and frothy tulle, holding back tears, or mischievously sampling tamales.” Jackie Burrell Contra Costa Times Aug. 28, 2007
“…Supported by Caravela’s inviting, page-filling oil paintings, Kraus’ text highlights specific Latino traditions, such as making wedding tamales, while sensitively capturing how responsibilities that seem minor to grown-ups often loom large in the minds of children..” Jennifer Mattson Booklist 2008
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