The Subway Sparrow (Paperback)

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The Subway Sparrow (Paperback)

By Leyla Torres, Leyla Torres (Illustrator)

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Leyla Torres's beloved picture book The Subway Sparrow playfully engages with issues of big city life and multiculturalism.

An English-speaking girl, a Spanish-speaking man, and a Polish-speaking woman might not be able to converse, but when a sparrow trapped in their subway car needs help, their common concern bridges the language barriers between them.

Leyla Torres is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Saturday Sancocho, Subway Sparrow, and The Kite Festival. She holds a masters in fine arts and education. Leyla grew up in Bogota, Colombia, but now spends her time between New York City and Vermont, with her husband and their cat, Coco.

Leyla Torres is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Saturday Sancocho, Subway Sparrow, and The Kite Festival. She holds a masters in fine arts and education. Leyla grew up in Bogota, Colombia, but now spends her time between New York City and Vermont, with her husband and their cat, Coco.
Product Details ISBN: 9780374471293
ISBN-10: 0374471290
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: March 13th, 1997
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Sunburst Books

“Colorful watercolor paintings illustrate this multicultural story. When a sparrow flies into a subway car, a young Oriental girl tries to rescue it. She enlists the aid of a teenage boy, a Spanish-speaking woman, and a Polish-speaking man. The illustrations are filled with wonderful details. . .The brief text, which includes phrases in Spanish and Polish, advances the plot while allowing the illustrations to convey the action. . .A special book.” —School Library Journal

“A charming multicultural vignette, ingeniously constructed, nicely paced, and altogether disarming.” —Kirkus Reviews