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Children's Fiction Values & Virtues

El Triciclo

by (author) Elisa Amado

illustrated by Alfonso Ruano

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2007
Category
Values & Virtues, Caribbean & Latin America, Homelessness & Poverty
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888996138
    Publish Date
    May 2007
    List Price
    $17.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
  • Reading age: 6 to 9

Description

Margarita vive en una casa grande y senorial rodeada por una cerca. Cuando se trepa a su arbol preferido, puede ver desde lo alto su jardin hermoso y seguro. Tambien puede ver los pequenos ranchos al lado, donde su amiga Rosario vive con su familia. Un dia, despues de haber dejado despreocupadamente su triciclo junto a la cerca, Margarita ve a Rosario y a su hermano arrastrarlo hasta el patio de su casa y esconderlo bajo una caja...

Esta historia explora la brecha entre ricos y pobres, asi como la conciencia y el sentido de la responsabilidad que esta diferencia crea en una nina que tiene tanto mas que la gente que la rodea. Bellamente ilustrado por Alfonso Ruano en un estilo realista y magico, el relato se apoya en el sentimiento y la intuicion para establecer su proposito.

About the authors

Elisa Amado's profile page

Alfonso Ruano is the illustrator of The Composition by Antonio Skármeta, winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award and the UNESCO Tolerance Award and an Américas Award Commended title; Tricycle (El Triciclo) by Elisa Amado, a USBBY Outstanding International Book; and Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge Argueta, which was featured on many lists, including USBBY’s Outstanding International Books and ALA Notable Children’s Books. After three decades as the art director for Grupo SM, the world’s largest publisher of Spanish-language children’s books, he has left to devote more time to illustration and painting.

Alfonso Ruano's profile page

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