Abuelo

by Arthur Dorros and Raúl Colón

When he was younger, a Latino boy and his abuelo explored the countryside... read more

When he was younger, a Latino boy and his abuelo explored the countryside together on horseback. From his grandfather, the boy learned how to guide horses, camp under the stars, and face down a mountain lion. He also learned how to laugh at himself, enjoy the power of nature, and face adversity. When the boy and his parents move away to the city, leaving his abuelo and the countryside behind, the boy uses his grandfather’s insights to adjust to his new life, including standing up to a bully and laughing at the worry of being lost. Arthur Dorros’s expressive prose is in English with Spanish words and phrases interspersed. Raul Colón’s mixed-media art captures the beauty of the wide plains and the thrum of the city as well as the close relationship between the boy and his abuelo . (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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