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Title:
Big moon tortilla
Author:
Cowley, Joy.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 45423.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.4 2 Quiz: 29531 Guided reading level: M.
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ISBN:
9781563976018
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction


Author Notes

Cassia Joy Cowley is a New Zealand language and reading specialist. She was born on August 7, 1936, in Levin, New Zealand.

She has written more than 500 books for beginning readers, many of which have been honored internationally. The Cheese Trap won the AIM Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book (1996) and Red-Eyed Tree Frog won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book (1999). She has won New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards for Best Junior Fiction for Ticket to the Sky Dance (1998) and Starbright and the Dream Eater (1999). The Mouse Bride (1998) is being produced as an animated program for New Zealand television.

In 2002, Cowley was awarded the Roberta Long Medal, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham for culturally diverse children's literature. In 2004, she was awarded the A. W. Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature, and in 2010, she won the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in the Fiction category. She is also a 2016 Astrid Lindgren award nominee.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. A contemporary child gets help from an old story in this bright picture book set in a small desert village on the Papago reservation in southern Arizona near the Mexican border. Marta Enos' day is ruined when the wind blows her papers out the window and the dogs chew her homework into trash; then she trips and breaks her glasses. Grandmother comforts Marta Enos, repairs the glasses, bakes her some warm tortillas, and tells her a traditional tale about how to deal with a problem. Sometimes it is good to be a tree and look all ways at once; sometimes it is best to be a rock or a fierce mountain lion; but Marta Enos chooses to be an eagle, who can fly high and see how small the problem is. Strongbow's watercolor paintings set the story in wide desert landscapes as the sun sets and the full moon rises, and warm portraits show the loving bond across generations. Kids will like what Marta Enos learns: "Fly high and laugh. Then come back and do your homework." --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Set on a Papago reservation in Arizona, young Marta's story unfolds across a watercolor desert landscape and in the warm, brown arms of her grandmother. The child's problems seem simple: her homework has blown away and her glasses have broken. Her grandmother teaches her how to face these small disasters with a sense of possibility and choice. (Gr 2-5) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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