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Xochitl and the Flowers

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Cbp by Jorge Argueta
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Description

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.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Author
Contributor
Illustrated by Carl Angel
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, color
Imprint
Children's Book Press,U.S.
Dimensions
203x274x8
ISBN-13
9780892392247
Product ID
3697413

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