Tia Isa Wants a Car

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Tia Isa Wants a Car
Written by Meg Medina
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763641561
ISBN-13: 9780763641566
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Tia Isa Wants a Car

author: Meg Medina
illustrator: Claudio Munoz

Tía Isa wants a car. A shiny green car the same color as the ocean, with wings like a swooping bird. A car to take the whole family to the beach. But saving is hard when everything goes into two piles — one for here and one for Helping Money, so that family members who live far away might join them someday. While Tía Isa saves, her niece does odd jobs for neighbors so she can add her earnings to the stack. But even with her help, will they ever have enough? Meg Medina’s simple, genuine story about keeping in mind those who are far away is written in lovely, lyrical prose and brought to life through Claudio Muñoz’s charming characters.

A little girl pitches in to help her tía save up for a big old car — and take the whole family to the beach — in a story told with warmth and sweetness.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $22.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763641561 /  9780763641566
on sale date:
06/2011
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 1/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
 
subjects:
People & Places; Family; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Meg Medina is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Merci Suárez Changes Gears, which was also a 2018 Kirkus Prize finalist. Her young adult novels include Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, which won the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award; Burn Baby Burn, which was long-listed for the National Book Award; and The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind. She is also the author of picture books Mango, Abuela, and Me, illustrated by Angela Dominguez, which was a Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book, and Tía Isa Wants a Car, illustrated by Claudio Muñoz, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia.
illustrator’s comments:
Claudio Munoz is an award-winning illustrator who has worked for many newspapers and magazines as well as illustrating several children’s books. Born in Chile, he now lives in England.
 
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