Escalera a la Luna

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Escalera a la Luna

author: Maya Soetoro-Ng

illustrator: Yuyi Morales

translator: Teresa Mlawer

Una noche fresca de luna llena,
Suhaila le preguntó a su mamá:
¿Cómo era Abuela Annie?
Tu abuela era como la Luna
le contestó su mamá.
Llena, suave, curiosa.
Tu abuela rodearía el mundo entero con sus brazos si
fuera posible.

Este libro electrónico con audio es especialmente leído por la ilustradora, Yuyi Morales. En una noche adornada de estrellas, Suhaila ve realizado el sueño de conocer a su abuela cuando una escalera dorada aparece en su ventana y Abuela Annie, tendiéndole sus brazos, invita a Suhaila a una maravillosa aventura.

De la mano de Maya Soetoro-Ng, hermana del Presidente Obama, nos llega una lírica historia inspirada en la vida y en el espíritu de su madre, Ann Dunham. Esta mágica aventura, de fantasía y folclore, evoca sucesos que han afectado a personas a través del mundo, y reafirma nuestra humanidad común. El asombroso arte de Yuyi Morales ilumina el camino, recordándonos que nuestros seres queridos están siempre junto a nosotros, y que a veces solo es necesario mirar a la Luna para comprobarlo.

Features a Spanish-language audio read-along performed by the illustrator! Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would wrap her arms around the whole world if she could, Mama says. And one night, Suhaila gets her wish when a golden ladder appears at her window and Grandma Annie invites the girl to come along with her on a magical journey. Renowned translator Teresa Mlawer has translated this dreamlike tale into Spanish, reminding us that loved ones lost are always with us, and that sometimes we need only look at the moon to remember.
“A lush, haunting story that brings together a grandmother and her grandchild. . . . Captures the luminosity of both the sky and the people on earth striving to make the world a better place.” — Booklist (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S.):
153620207X / 9781536202076
pub date:
Picture Books / EBook
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / N/A
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
Bedtime & Dreams; Family; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Maya Soetoro-Ng was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a writer and educator with a PhD in international comparative education. She says Ladder to the Moon, her first picture book, was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila’s questions about her grandmother Ann Dunham, the mother of Maya and of our forty-fourth president, Barack Obama.
illustrator’s comments:
Yuyi Morales is the illustrator of Kathleen Krull’s Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, whose accolades include a Pura Belpré Award and a Christopher Medal, as well as the Pura Belpré Award-winning Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes. Born and raised in Mexico, she now lives in northern California.
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