Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My Name is Gabito
My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: la vida de Gabriel García Márquez
Written by :Monica Brown
Illustrated by: Raúl Colón
"This luminous picture book describes the Colombian author's childhood and influences. Brown does a wonderful job of articulating García Márquez's complex literary style (called magical realism) in a way youngsters can grasp. Even better, she shows how his imagination was nurtured and encouraged from a very early age by the things around him."
School Library Journal
Pura Belpre Award for illustration, 2008