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The Resource Calling the doves, story by Juan Felipe Herrera ; pictures by Elly Simmons = El canto de las palomas / escrito por Juan Felipe Herrera ; ilustrado por Elly Simmons

Calling the doves, story by Juan Felipe Herrera ; pictures by Elly Simmons = El canto de las palomas / escrito por Juan Felipe Herrera ; ilustrado por Elly Simmons

Label
Calling the doves
Title
Calling the doves
Statement of responsibility
story by Juan Felipe Herrera ; pictures by Elly Simmons = El canto de las palomas / escrito por Juan Felipe Herrera ; ilustrado por Elly Simmons
Title variation
Canto de las palomas
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In this bilingual autobiography, the Mexican American poet Juan Felipe Herrera describes his childhood in California as the son of migrant workers. The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song. A rich, personal narrative about growing up as a migrant farmworker. Herrera relates how he learned to love the land from his father, and poetry from his mother. He uses lyrical passages to portray everyday life, e.g., the ritual of breakfast: The sky was my blue spoon - the wavy clay of the land was my plate. The colored-pencil and acrylic illustrations are bright and at times fanciful. Simmon's artwork brings to life Herrera's words, which are printed in both English and Spanish
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herrera, Juan Felipe
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English and Spanish
LC call number
PS3558.E74
LC item number
Z464 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simmons, Elly
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herrera, Juan Felipe
  • Herrera, Juan Felipe
  • Children of migrant laborers
  • California
  • Mexican American families
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Herrera, Juan Felipe
  • Authors, American
  • Mexican Americans
  • Migrant labor
  • Spanish language materials
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Calling the doves, story by Juan Felipe Herrera ; pictures by Elly Simmons = El canto de las palomas / escrito por Juan Felipe Herrera ; ilustrado por Elly Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm31868014
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
30 pages
Isbn
9780892391325
Lccn
94045901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31868014
Label
Calling the doves, story by Juan Felipe Herrera ; pictures by Elly Simmons = El canto de las palomas / escrito por Juan Felipe Herrera ; ilustrado por Elly Simmons
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm31868014
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
30 pages
Isbn
9780892391325
Lccn
94045901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31868014

Library Locations

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