A Movie in My Pillow / Una pelicula en mi almohada

A Movie in My Pillow / Una pelicula en mi almohada

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Bilingual English/Spanish. Young Jorgito has come to live in the Mission District of San Francisco, but he hasn't forgotten the unique beauty of El Salvador.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892392193
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Edition description: Bilingual: English-Spanish
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 477,046
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

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Movie in My Pillow/Una pelicula en mi almohada 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
emgalford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Argueta, J. (2001). A movie in my pillow: Una pelicula en mi almohada. San Francisco: Children¿s Book Press.In A Movie in my Pillow: Una Pelicula en mi Almohada, the author tells the story of his childhood through the use of poems. Poet Jorge Argueta escaped El Salvador and its deadly civil war with his family when he was a small child. The family sought refuge in San Francisco. This is the story of his childhood memories of El Salvador and San Francisco. He tells of the many things that are different between his new home and his old home. In addition to the poems, vibrant illustrations depict each poem. Additionally, the story is told using both English and Spanish.This story is an example of the movement of people from a war-torn country to refuge in a different country. Many people come to America to escape poor living conditions and war. In his poems, Argueta describes the many different races that live in his new neighborhood in San Francisco. These people have all migrated from poor living conditions to better living conditions. This book is an excellent example of why groups of people chose to leave their home in search of a new one.This can be used in a library for both English and Spanish speaking patrons. It can be used as a tool for learning to speak either language. This would be an excellent book to use with small children who have a Latino heritage or who have recently immigrated here from a different country. Additionally, it can be used in a classroom (English or Reading) as an example of multicultural poetry.
imagrtdnlvr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a poetry book of a child remembering his home land and his current life in America. Each poem is told in English and Spanish on the same page. The illustrations for each poem help tell the story and allow you to have your own movie in your head.I discovered this website from one of my parenting magazines. I love how the books are available in many languages and you're able to read them online. This book was read to my children by me and my best friend who speaks Spanish. I would read the poem first and then she would say it in Spanish.I would use this as an extension for the children who are more comfortable speaking Spanish. I would have them recite them for the class in Spanish and then have another recite it in English. I would group the children together to create their own poems in both Spanish and English.
meastwold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great source for poetry. It is written in both english and in spanish, a wonderful bilingual book. The plot is carried on throughout the story through the use of poetry and the eye of the little boy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im a second grade teacher and this book had my kids asking me for more poetry! It has fantastic drawings and really makes the kids laugh and LISTEN!!!