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Me quieres, mamá?
Joosse, Barbara M.
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Uniform Title:
Mama, do you love me? Spanish
Spanish edición.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [1991]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional.
Reading Level:
570 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 6077.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.9 3 Quiz: 07523.
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J SPANISH PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Spanish Language

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A beloved bestseller now available in Spanish.
Mama, do you love me? Yes I do Dear One. How much? In this universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. The story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. The Iyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place. The story is beautifully complemented by graphically stunningillustrations that are filled with such exciting animals as whales, wolves, puffins, and sled dogs, and a carefully researched glossary provides additional information on Arctic life. This tender and reassuring book is one that both parents and children will turn to again and again.

Author Notes

Barbara Joosse is a full-time writer and mother. She lives with her family in a little stone house in Wisconsin. Ms. Joosse has a degree in journalism, but for the past 19 years she has devoted her time and talents to writing nearly twenty books for childr

Barbara Lavallee lives in Alaska. Her vibrant watercolor illustrations are well-known for their depictions of a wide range of Alaskan life.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. The endearing feelings between an Inuk mama and her daughter are beautifully expressed in this smooth Spanish rendition with a strong Arctic flavor. The bold, modernistic, color illustrations warmly capture life in the Arctic as the child learns that a mother's love is unconditional. A brief epilogue and an informative glossary make this story especially enlightening about the life of the Inuit.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This Spanish translation has a beautifully glowing text. It tells the story of a young arctic child who seeks constant reassurance of her mother's love. The questions she poses are playful and innocent, while her mother's answers are lyrical and poetic. Whether the child mischievously throws water on a lamp, runs away from home, or becomes a fierce polar bear, she is assured that her mother's love is ever present and everlasting. The illustrations are large and colorful, offering magnificent glimpses into arctic life. A glossary that explains certain terms and names of animals specific to the region is included. An endearing title to read aloud.-Donna J. Murray, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.