The Subway Sparrow

Leyla Torres; Illustrated by the author

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An English-speaking girl, a Spanish-speaking man, and a Polish-speaking woman might not be able to converse, but when a sparrow trapped in their subway car needs help, their common concern bridges the language barriers between them.

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"Colorful watercolor paintings illustrate this multicultural story. When a sparrow flies into a subway car, a young Oriental girl tries to rescue it. She enlists the aid of a teenage boy, a Spanish-speaking woman, and a Polish-speaking man. The illustrations are filled with wonderful details. . .The brief text, which includes phrases in Spanish and Polish, advances the plot while allowing the illustrations to convey the action. . .A special book." --School Library Journal

"A charming multicultural vignette, ingeniously constructed, nicely paced, and altogether disarming." -- Kirkus Reviews

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Leyla Torres; Illustrated by the author

Leyla Torres is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Saturday Sancocho. She lives in Arlington, Vermont.

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The Subway Sparrow
Leyla Torres; Illustrated by the author

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
March 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374471293
ISBN10: 0374471290
Picture Book
10 1/2 x 9 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$7.99
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