Tio Armando

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9780688121082: Tio Armando

Since Tío Armando has come to live with Lucititas family, everything and everyone seems joined together in a new way. But it isnt until after his death that Lucitita understands Tío Armandos greatest gift to her: the knowledge that there is always something or someone to celebrate. This portrait of a close-knit Mexican-American family will touch readers of all ages. Ages 6 up.

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Ann Grifalconi illustrated patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers, winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. She is the author-illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book The Village of Round and Square Houses and Tiny's Hat. Ms. Grifalconi lives in New York City.

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Grade 1-3ALucitita loves her T!o Armando. He is really her great-uncle, and even though he is old, he knows how to enjoy life, a gift he shares abundantly with the younger members of his family. Lucitita observes that since her t!o came to live with them "...everything and everyone is joined together." The oversized double-page spreads are arranged chronologically, from one May to the next, by which time the man has died. There is just enough foreshadowing in the flowing, evocative text to keep readers wanting to see what will happen next. Grifalconi's soft watercolor and pencil illustrations are soothing, doing a creditable job of setting a mood of gentleness, connection, and love. An excellent story for sharing one-on-one or in groups, this is similar in tone to Carmen Santiago Nodar's Abuelita's Paradise (Albert Whitman, 1992) and Pat Mora's A Birthday Basket for Tia (Macmillan, 1992), both of which celebrate cross-generational relationships.AAnn Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
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