Abuelo vivía solo / Grandpa Used to Live Alone

Abuelo vivía solo / Grandpa Used to Live Alone

by Amy Costales, Esperanza Gama

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Grandpa used to live alone in a quiet pink house. But when his granddaughter was born, everything changed: “Mamá and I moved in. Grandpa’s house was still pink, but it was not so quiet anymore.”

And Grandpa’s house and garden weren’t as orderly either. Sometimes Grandpa had to pick his way through toys strewn across the floor. Other days he watched her pluck rose buds and beans from his plants. And some days his brick patio was decorated with brightly colored chalk.

While she was a little girl and her mother went to school late in the evening, Grandpa made rice pudding. She would play with the measuring cups and eat raisins while he prepared their bedtime snack and told her stories. Then he would carry her upstairs to her crib and tuck her in. He would rock in the chair by her crib until she went to sleep.

As the years passed, she grew and grew. Grandpa took down her crib and bought her a bed. He taught her how to make rice pudding and play catch. And while she was growing, Grandpa was growing older too. Until all too soon, she was the one making the rice pudding and helping her grandfather up the stairs to bed.

Amy Costales’ heart-warming text, accompanied by Esperanza Gama’s soothing illustrations, lovingly depicts the relationship between a child and a central figure in her life—her grandfather.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781518504549
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: 11/29/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 11 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

AMY COSTALES is the author of four other bilingual picture books for children: Sundays on Fourth Street / Los domingos en la calle Cuatro (Piñata Books, 2009), Abuelita Full of Life / Abuelita llena de vida (Luna Rising, 2007), Hello Night / Hola noche (Luna Rising, 2007), winner of the International Latino Book Award, and Lupe Vargas and Her Super Best Friend / Lupe Vargas y su super mejor amiga (Luna Rising, 2006). She has taught Spanish all over the world and currently lives with her family in Eugene, Oregon.

ESPERANZA GAMAS, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, has a degree in fine arts from the University of Guadalajara. Her work has been included in exhibitions around the country. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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