Calling the Doves / El canto de las palomas

by Juan Felipe Herrera and Elly Simmons

In lyrical bilingual prose (Spanish/English) Chicano poet Juan Felipe Herrera recalls... read more

In lyrical bilingual prose (Spanish/English) Chicano poet Juan Felipe Herrera recalls his childhood growing up in a family of migrant farmworkers. "The road changed with the seasons," he observes but some things stayed the same: his mother's love of poetry and music and his father's ability to whistle a tune that would attract doves. Color pencil and acrylic paintings express the warmth and security felt by a child growing up in a loving household. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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