Author: Arthur Dorros
Illustrator: Elisa Kleven
Publication Year: 1991
Brief Summary: A little girl’s imagination takes her and her grandmother up into the sky and they explore New York City together.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Read, 2006 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center
- Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993 ; National Council of Teachers of English
- Booklist Book Review Stars, Oct. 15, 1991 ; American Library Association
- Children’s Books on Aging, 2004 ; ALSC American Library Association
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
- Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
- Growing Up Latino in the U.S.A., 2004 ; ALSC American Library Association
- Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, 1994 ; National Council of Teachers of English
- Notable Children’s Books, 1992 ; Association for Library Service to Children
- Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 ; California Department of Education
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss Spanish vocabulary encountered in this book. What does “abuela” mean? Ask students if they have special names for their grandmother, or if they know what grandmother is in other languages.
- Write about your grandmother. What do you love most about her, or what is something that she’s really great at?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library