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Let's Go See Papá!

by Lawrence Schimel, illustrated by Alba Rivera, translated by Elisa Amado

tagged: parents, new experience, emigration & immigration
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Description

The little girl in this story likes Sundays best of all -- it’s the day her father calls. She hasn’t seen him for over a year because he works far away across the ocean in the United States. She writes in her notebook every day, keeping a record of everything that happens to share with him when she finally sees him again. Then one Sunday her father asks if she and her mother would like to join him, and she’s surprised by her mixed feelings. It means leaving her grandmother, her friends … and her dog, Kika, behind.

This is a powerful story from a young child’s perspective about what it’s like to have an absent parent and to have to leave your home, country and those you love for a new life.

About the Authors

Lawrence Schimel escribe tanto en español como en inglés y ha publicado más de 120 libros como autor o recopilador, en muchos géneros distintos, entre ellos narrativa, poesía, novela gráfica y libros infantiles. Ha ganado el premio Lambda Literary dos veces, el premio Crystal Kite de la Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, un premio White Raven de la Biblioteca Internacional Juvenil en Munich, y ha sido seleccionado tres veces para la lista Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities de IBBY, entre otros honores. Es también un prolífico traductor literario. Vive en Madrid, España, donde fundó la sección española de la Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

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Alba Marina Rivera is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain. Visit Alba Marina Rivera's website: http://albamarinarivera.com/
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Alba Marina Rivera is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain. Visit Alba Marina Rivera's website: http://albamarinarivera.com/
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Editorial Reviews

...completely original...

— The Horn Book Magazine

The story provides parents and teachers a different context for talking with young learners about paid jobs, the labor that goes into caring for family members, and the costs of giving up time with family in order to spend time working away from home.

— Rutgers

The feelings of missing a loved one are realistically conveyed and will resonate with children.

— School Library Journal

...readers...will admire the heroine’s stoicism and faith in the importance of having her family whole again.

— Publisher's Weekly

Readers will enjoy deciphering the various visual elements...its themes are relevant to all children.

— Kirkus

...honest and compelling text...Highly Recommended.

— CM Magazine

Most youngsters will understand the daunting prospect of a big move . . . and listeners may find the girl's emotional growth both familiar and reassuring.

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books