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The Resource I know the river loves me, story and pictures, Maya Christina Gonzalez = Yo se que el rio me ama / cuento e ilustraciones, Maya Christina Gonzalez

I know the river loves me, story and pictures, Maya Christina Gonzalez = Yo se que el rio me ama / cuento e ilustraciones, Maya Christina Gonzalez

Label
I know the river loves me
Title
I know the river loves me
Statement of responsibility
story and pictures, Maya Christina Gonzalez = Yo se que el rio me ama / cuento e ilustraciones, Maya Christina Gonzalez
Title variation
Yo se que el rio me ama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A girl expresses her love of the river that she visits, plays in, and cares for throughout the year
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2 –This lovely picture book is about a girl’s symbiotic relationship with a beloved river. It is always there for her, providing sanctuary, beauty, and a fun place to play. Likewise, the child takes care to help preserve it. Although pollution is never mentioned, readers see her gathering empty bottles, papers, and wrappers in her backpack to take away with her. As the seasons change, so do the youngster and the river. Gonzalez’s illustrations portray a girl drawn in charcoal, which contrasts with the swirling brushstrokes of bright color inks of the river, the trees, the clouds, and the environs. On most pages the text appears in English with the Spanish text printed directly below. Occasionally, however, the words merge with the art like a concrete poem. Although the story is bilingual, the author’s note at the end is in English only.–Rebecca Hickman, Sherman Library at NSU, Fort Lauderdale, FL --Rebecca Hickman (Reviewed October 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 10, p117)
  • In sweeping lyrical prose—in both English and Spanish—a little girl describes her special relationship with the river she loves, which loves her in return. The river keeps the little girl's smiling reflection, sings her name in the rushing waters and cools her down when she jumps in to swim. The little girl is careful to only leave behind what truly belongs in the river's waters; as she states, "The river takes care of me and I take care of the river." Double-page spreads of aqua-blue ribbons of waves populated with green fish and frogs against a crisp white background envelop a black-and-white–outlined Latina girl with flowing, long dark hair. The author's love and respect for the natural beauty and rhythm of the river and how it sustains her through quiet and vibrant moods is vividly portrayed in both her words and paintings. "I watch her change like me. / In the winter, she is low and quiet. / In the summer, she is full and loud." Inspiring and peacefully thought-provoking. (Picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
341349
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gonzalez, Maya Christina
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in Spansih
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivers
  • Spanish language materials
Target audience
primary
Label
I know the river loves me, story and pictures, Maya Christina Gonzalez = Yo se que el rio me ama / cuento e ilustraciones, Maya Christina Gonzalez
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000043742381
Extent
23p. 26cm.
Isbn
9780892392339
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008053194
System control number
(OCoLC)298324254
Label
I know the river loves me, story and pictures, Maya Christina Gonzalez = Yo se que el rio me ama / cuento e ilustraciones, Maya Christina Gonzalez
Publication
Control code
000043742381
Extent
23p. 26cm.
Isbn
9780892392339
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008053194
System control number
(OCoLC)298324254

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