O'Neill, Alexis: Estela en el mercado de pulgas. (Estela's Swap).O'Neill, Alexis Estela en el mercado de pulgas. (Estela's Swap). Il. by Enrique O. Sdnchez. Translated by Eida de la Vega de la Vega is a common surname in the Spanish language meaning "of the plain" and may refer to: People
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ISBN n abbr (= International Standard Book Number) → ISBN m 1-58430-246-1. New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of : Lee & Low, 2005. 32 pp. pap. $7.95. De la Vega's zesty Spanish rendition effectively depicts the liveliness of el mercado de pulgas (a flea market) in Santa Ana, California Santa Ana is the most populous city in Orange County, California and is the county seat. It lies approximately 10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, on the largely seasonal Santa Ana River. . When Estela, a young Mexican-American girl, accompanies her father to the mercado, she has high hopes of selling her music box to raise money for folk dancing lessons at the Ballet Folklorico. Then a strong wind creates havoc and scatters the flowers an older woman is selling. Estela graciously assists her and even gives the woman her music box. Kind Estela gets a beautiful skirt as a swap and pictures herself dancing with it. As in the original, Sanchez's luscious acrylic illustrations joyously re-create the bustle of mercados while highlighting the young heroine's generosity and compassion. Although young Spanish speakers may wonder why only the English words "Swap Meet" are included framed within the first illustration, mercado de pulgas is certainly an appropriate term. Ages 7-9.
Isabel Schon is Director, Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents, California State University San Marcos California State University San Marcos - (CSUSM)