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"Set sail to Galapagos Islands on a week-long voyage of discovery! You'll meet many fascinating land and sea animals, like giant tortoises, albatrosses, iguanas, lava crabs and booby birds. The text's repeating refrain encourages young readers, while 9 pages of informational notes about 18 animals, Charles Darwin and more will delight future naturalists." -- publisher
A bilingual story, inspired by the childhood of Valentina Cruz, whose family was one of the first permanent inhabitants of the Galapagos islands. Valentina makes a promise to protect the islands and her animal friends.--Provided by publisher
The story of Saint Martín de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice.
Isabella writes for a school assignment about the new "fair trade" rose farm in Ecuador where her parents work
"Peanuts, blueberries, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and more — here is a luscious collection of haiku celebrating foods native to the Americas. Brimming with imagination and fun, these poems capture the tasty essence of foods that have delighted, united, and enriched our lives for centuries. Exuberant illustrations bring to life the delicious spirit of the haiku, making Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico! an eye-popping, mouth-watering treat. Open it and dig in! Translated from Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico! Americas' Sproutings. A collection of haiku focusing on fourteen foods native to the Americas, celebrating the fun of the foods as well as their origins." -- publisher