by Monica Brown, Rolon Colon (Illustrator) Can you imagine a shipwrecked sailor living on air and seaweed for eight days? Can you imagine a trail of yellow butterflies fluttering their wings to songs of love? Once, there was a little boy named Gabito who could. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is perhaps one of the most brilliant writers of our time. He is a tremendous figure, enomously talented, and unabashedly admired. This is his story, lovingly told, for children to enjoy. Using the imagery from his novels, Monica Brown traces the novelist's life in this creative nonfiction picture book from his childhood in Colombia to today. This is an inspring story about an inspring life, full of imagination and beauty. ISBN-13: 9780873589345 Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc Publication date: 10/25/2007 Pages: 32 Age range: 4 - 8 Years About The Author Monica Brown is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature. She writes and publishes scholarly work with a Latino/a focus, including Gang Nation: Delinquent Citizenship in Puerto Rican and Chicano and Chicana Literature; and numerous articles and chapters on Latino/a literature and cultural studies. She was the recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship on Chicano Cultural Literacies from the Center for Chicano Studies at the University of California. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Flagstaff, Arizona.
My Name Is Gabito: Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Literary -Garcia Marquez, Gabriel -Authors, Colombian -20th century Awards: Pura Belpre Award | Honor Book | Illustrator | 2008 - 2008