Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish /Poemas en ingles y espanol  -     By: Juan Felipe Herrera
    Illustrated By: Karen Barbour
Buy Item InStock16.19$16.19 Retail: $17.99 Save 10% ($1.80) Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist

Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish /Poemas en ingles y espanol

Illustrated By: Karen Barbour
HarperCollins / 1998 / Hardcover

$16.19 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $17.99
|
Save 10% ($1.80)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW276045

Flash Sale
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

From one of the most prominent Chicano poets writing today, here are poems like sweet music-to make the body shake and move to the rhythm of rhyme, to the pulse of words. Juan Felipe Herrera writes in both Spanish and English about the joy and laughter and sometimes the confusion of growing up in an upside-down, jumbled-up world-between two cultures, two homes.

De uno de los poetas chicanos mas preeminentes que escribe hoy, aqui estan unos poemas que son como musica dulce-para hacerse el cuerpo a bailar y mover al rito de rimas, al pulso de palabras. Juan Felipe Herrera escibe en ingles y espanol sobre el gozo y la risa y a veces la confusion de crecerse en un mundo confundido entre dos culturas y dos hogares.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 7.35 X 5.83 X 0.52 (inches)
ISBN: 0060276045
ISBN-13: 9780060276041

Related Products

  1. Favorite Poems, Old and New
    Favorite Poems, Old and New
    Helen Ferris
    Doubleday / 1957 / Hardcover
    $18.99 Retail: $26.99 Save 30% ($8.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
  2. The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh
    The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh
    A.A. Milne
    Dutton Juvenile / Hardcover
    $31.99 Retail: $45.00 Save 29% ($13.01)

Publisher's Description

From U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, one of the most prominent Chicano poets writing today, here are poems like sweet music. Awarded the Pura Belpré Honor for this book, Herrera writes in both Spanish and English about the joy and laughter and sometimes the confusion of growing up in an upside-down, jumbled-up world—between two cultures, two homes. With a crazy maraca beat, Herrera creates poetry as rich and vibrant as mole de olé and pineapple tamales...an aroma of papaya...a clear soup with strong garlic, so you will grow, not disappear. Herrera's words are hot and peppery, and good for you. They show us what it means to laugh out loud until it feels like flying.

Juan Felipe Herrera's vibrant poems dance across these pages in a dazzling explosion of two languages, English and Spanish. Skillfully crafted, beautiful, joyful, fun, the poems are paired with whimsical black-and-white drawings by Karen Barbour. The resulting collage fills the soul and celebrates a life lived between two cultures. Laughing out loud, I fly, toward the good things, to catch Mamá Lucha on the sidewalk, afterschool, waiting for the green-striped bus, on the side of the neighborhood store, next to almonds, José's tiny wooden mule, the wise boy from San Diego, teeth split apart, like mine in the coppery afternoon . . .

Author Bio

Juan Felipe Herrera is the U.S. Poet Laureate and was inspired by the fire-speakers of the early Chicano Movement and by heavy exposure to various poetry, jazz, and blues performance streams. His published works include 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971–2007; Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream; Mayan Drifter: Chicano Poet in the Lowlands of the Americas; Thunderweavers/Tejedoras de Rayos; Laughing Out Loud, I Fly, a Pura Belpré Honor Book; Américas Award winners Crashboomlove and Cinnamon Girl; Calling the Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award; and Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical. He has received the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship and previously served as California Poet Laureate. He has taught at both California State University, Fresno and University of California, Riverside and held the Tomás Rivera endowed chair in creative writing. He lives in Fresno, California.

Karen Barbour has illustrated many books for children, including You Were Loved Before You Were Born; Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry!; I Have an Olive Tree; and Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems, which was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. She wrote and illustrated Little Nino's Pizzeria, a Reading Rainbow selection. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Rome. She lives in Point Reyes Station, California.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search