Going Home
Going Home   -     By: Eve Bunting, David Diaz
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Carlos and his family are going home for Christmas--across the border from California to Mexico. Mama and Papa are excited, but Carlos and his sisters are not so sure. To Carlos, Mexico doesn't seem like home now. But as his family drives through festive villages and sun-kissed landscapes, Carlos and his sisters discover there's magic in their roots and that--whether in California or Mexico--home is where the heart is: with one's family.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 9.30 X 10.86 X 0.42 (inches)
ISBN: 0060262966
ISBN-13: 9780060262969
Ages: 5-8

Publisher's Description

On the heels of their Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, Eve Bunting and David Diaz have created a dazzling new picture book that glows with holiday joy and the spirit of Mexico. Carlos and his family are going home for Christmas—across the border from California to Mexico. Mama and Papa are excited, but Carlos and his sisters are not so sure. To them, California is home now, even though they were born in Mexico. But as the family drives to their hometown through festive villages and sun-kissed landscapes, Carlos and his sisters discover there’s magic in their roots and that—whether in Mexico or California—home is where the heart is: with one’s family.

Author Bio

Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America awards, and a PEN International Special Achievement award for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002, Ms. Bunting was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish-American Heritage Committee of New York.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.

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