Xochitl and the Flowers / Xóchitl, La Niña de Las Flores (Paperback)

Xochitl and the Flowers / Xóchitl, La Niña de Las Flores By Jorge Argueta, Carl Angel (Illustrator) Cover Image

Xochitl and the Flowers / Xóchitl, La Niña de Las Flores (Paperback)

By Jorge Argueta, Carl Angel (Illustrator)

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Bilingual English/Spanish. Miles away from their home in El Salvador, Xochitl (SOH-cheel) and her family make a new home in the United States, but nothing is the same.

Xochitl mourns a lovely garden and her family's small flower business, all left behind. Selling flowers on the street soon provides more than income for the Flores family: they begin to make friends with local storeowners and neighbors. But it is not until the family decides to start a nursery in its backyard that Xochitl begins to learn the true value of community in their adopted country.

Basing his narrative on real-life events, prize-winning poet Jorge Argueta has crafted a tender, poetic, and moving story about a family's determination to set down roots and about their child's blooming among friends and neighbors. Artist Carl Angel's authentic and brilliant artwork splendidly documents this quintessentially American immigration story.

Product Details ISBN: 9780892392247
ISBN-10: 089239224X
Publisher: Children's Book Press (CA)
Publication Date: March 1st, 2008
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish