Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Upside Down Boy

The Upside Down Boy
Written by: Juan Felipe Herrera
Illustrated by: Elizabeth Gomez

Elementary Grades - Available in English and Spanish

"Juanito is bewildered by his new school, and he misses the warmth of country life. Everything he does feels upside down. He eats lunch when it's recess; he goes out to play when it's time for lunch; and his tongue feels like a rock when he tries to speak English. But a sensitive teacher and loving family help him to find his voice and make a place for himself in this new world through poetry, art, and music.

Juan Felipe Herrera's playful language and the colorful, magical art of Elizabeth G√≥mez capture the universal experience of children entering a new school feeling like strangers in a world that seems upside down—at first."

Children's Book Press

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, 2001-2002

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