It’s time to decorate the árbol de Navidad with Arturo and his grandmother, Abue Rosa, in this bilingual Christmas story. Children will learn Spanish vocabulary as well as the lessons of responsibility and forgiveness. Grandparents and parents alike will take pleasure in imparting this message about the importance of intergenerational relationships and family memories. Abue Rosa shares with Arturo the family story surrounding each ornament as it is hung. But what happens when Arturo plays with—and breaks—a glass bird? Journey through Arturo’s family history to find out in this unique and touching holiday tale.
About the Author
Anne Broyles is a writer and United Methodist minister who also contributes to both Pockets magazine and Merrimack Valley Magazine. Her picture books have won such awards as a Teachers’ Choice Award and recognition on the McNaughton List. A graduate of the University of Arizona with a BA in French and speech and a minor in drama, Broyles is also a member of the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She currently lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.
About the Illustrator
KE Lewis is the resident cartoonist for Cobblestone magazine and an animator for Dig It!, an education program out of Seattle, Washington. She has illustrated several books and is well regarded for her skills as an animation artist and graphic designer. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, she has previously served as an interpreter for Siberian shamans visiting Russia and written for children’s radio. Lewis lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, son, two cats, four chickens, and forty thousand honeybees.
ARTURO AND THE NAVIDAD BIRDS
By Anne Broyles
Illustrated by KE Lewis
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3
ISBN: 9781455618019 Hardcover