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La Mariposa

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La Mariposa by Francisco Jimnez
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In his first year of school, Francisco understands little of what his teacher says. But he is drawn to the silent, slow-moving caterpillar in the jar next to his desk. He knows caterpillars turn into butterflies, but just how do they do it? To find out, he studies the words in a butterfly book so many times that he can close his eyes and see the black letters, but he still can't understand their meaning. Illustrated with paintings as deep and rich as the wings of a butterfly, this honest, unsentimental account of a schoolchild's struggle to learn language reveals that our imaginations powerfully sustain us. La Mariposa makes a subtle plea for tolerance in our homes, our communities, and in our schools.
Release date NZ
September 26th, 2000
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Dimensions
19x254x5
ISBN-13
9780618073177
Product ID
2752500

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