A Song Of Frutas


A Song of Frutas | 2021
By Margarita Engle
Illustrated by Sara Palacios

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 3, 2021)
Length: 40 pages
ISBN13: 9781534444898
Grades: P – 3
Ages: 4 – 8

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From Pura Belpré Award–winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively, rhythmic picture book about a little girl visiting her grandfather who is a pregonero—a singing street vendor in Cuba—and helping him sell his frutas.

When we visit mi abuelo, I help him sell
frutas, singing the names of each fruit
as we walk, our footsteps like drumbeats,
our hands like maracas, shaking…

The little girl loves visiting her grandfather in Cuba and singing his special songs to sell all kinds of fruit: mango, limón, naranja, piña, and more! Even when they’re apart, grandfather and granddaughter can share rhymes between their countries like un abrazo—a hug—made of words carried on letters that soar across the distance like songbirds.

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Weight 1.01 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × .4 × 11 in
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