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Title: Nacho and LolitaAuthor: Pam Munoz RyanIllustrator: Caludia RuedaGenre: Non European FolktaleThemes: Friendship, Loyalty, Love, HeroismOpening line:Once, when the two Californias ran alta y baja, high and low, along the sea of the Pacific, a mysterious bird landed on the branch of a mesquite tree in the valley of San Juan.Brief book summary: A colorful bird named Nacho lands in a place a lot more dismal than he is. Everyone noticed him and thought he might be a prophet or spirit. One day N...
A brightly colored bird sacrifices his colors so that he can see his sparrow friends again.
Ryan's storybook, based (very!) loosely on a folktale she had heard as a child, is a delightful read. Nacho is a big, brightly colored bird whose songs captivate his small town as well as the swallows who migrate each year to the area. One of the swallows, Lolita, is particularly drawn to Nacho, and a little romance ensues. But Lolita must leave at the end of the season, and she warns Nacho that the swallows may not be able to find the town again. Nacho must make a great sacrifice if he ever hop...
Que romantica? YES! I love Pam's voice in this one. She is such an outstanding author. I love the way she uses language and puts words together--so poetic, such beautiful language. This is a very tranquil story with big heart. It captures the essence of hope and I loved turning the pages to see how the illustrations went from dull brown to full of magical color in order to tell the tale. Just beautiful. Nacho's beautiful song rings true for anyone ready to give love and hope a chance. I felt lik...
This book was about a sweet and unexpected friendship and the adventures that followed. Nacho and Lolita find friendship in each other and depute being very different types of birds they find ways to press on in their friendship. This book would be such a sweet and inspiring book for young kids to read and learn from. Even implement in their lives and the friendships they have and could have. I love books that tell stories with underlying and deeper meanings that can help us become better people...
Excellent love story of friendship and compromise. Nacho tries to fly with his love, a migratory bird, but can not. To bring her back to him, he plucks his feathers to create color In this dry so Cal valley. This is a great book to teach friendship, change in weather patterns and conservation, or about different birds/migratory patterns.
This is a story about 2 birds, one who is very beautiful and falls in love witha bird different from him and he doesnt let the differences keep them apart. This is a great book for an acceptance unit.
This is a beautiful story of an unlikely love between a beautiful and mythial pitacoche bird and a swallow of San Juan Capistrano. Based on a Mexican folktale, the odd couple learn to love each other and the pitacoche helps to make the valley of San Juan fertile.
Sweet story of friendship! And great vocabulary!
Lovely children's book. I rate within the genre and it's a five.
Story about 2 birds, one who is very beautiful and falls in love witha bird different from him and he doesnt let the differences keep them apart. Acceptance
Not my favorite. My mom read it to our class as a Secret Reader but I don't know why she picked it. It was just ok. - Chloe, age 8
Es un trabajo de cultura, como luego relata la autora al concluir la historia, de esta pareja de aves. Pero lo que se pretende como una historia de soledad y angustia, concluye en un ejercicio simple de admiración y entrega por correspondencia. Es vaga, no arriesga nada. Es una historia sencilla de dos aves que se encuentra y surge una relación amena y cordial.
I absolutely adored this book. I thought the illustrations were wonderful and I loved the use of vibrant and brilliant colors. I think that this book had a cute story line and I like that the author put her own twist on a classic Mexican folk tale. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a folktale about Hispanic culture. I think that this book would be good for both teaching students about the culture of Mexico and the South West United states and how they influence