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In his first year of school Francisco understands little of what his teacher says But he is drawn to the silent slow moving caterpillar in the jar next to his desk He knows caterpillars turn into butterflies but just how do they do. This book is about a boy Francisco who is from Mexico and is starting the first grade in America As he gets to the school on the bus with his brother he gains a headache due to the increasing volume of kids speaking English and Francisco not being able to understand Once he gets settled in his classroom next to his desk there is a caterpillar which becomes his salvation throughout the school year He is unable to understand his teacher or his classmates which gives him headaches so instead of trying to pay attention to the teacher he day dreams of being with his papa in the fields and focusing on the caterpillar Art becomes his favorite subject and would have a habit of drawing butterflies even got his artwork posted on the board by his teacher He made a friend Arthur who knows a little bit of Spanish but they get in trouble from the teacher since they aren t speaking English One day during recess a bully named Curtis comes storming over claiming that Francisco had his jacket resulting in them getting in a fight What happens with Francisco s artwork from the board what happens with the caterpillar after it cocoons find out by reading this storyThe majority of this book is split between words and pictures One set of pages is just words while the next set is a combination of both words and pictures The pictures are done in a brighter color scheme lots of oranges reds greens and blues The pictures seem to be done by paints but I m not uite sure This story has a couple Spanish words interwoven into the text giving it a authentic type of culturally diverse story At the end of the book a glossary is provided with definitions of the Spanish words that were used which I thought was a really good idea I think this story is a really good example of how Mexican students feel when they get integrated into the American school system They have a very difficult time understanding what s going on they can t speak their home language they have a hard time making friends and they struggle in school and end up falling behind or even words forgotten La Mariposa is a very authentic Mexican story and I really enjoyed the way the story was told in this book and would recommend it to any Spanish speaking students I might have in my classroom Devoted to Drew year of school Francisco understands little of what his teacher says But he is drawn to the silent slow moving caterpillar in the jar next to his desk He knows caterpillars turn into butterflies but just how do they do. This book is about a boy Francisco who is from Mexico and is starting the first grade in America As he gets to the school on the bus with his brother he gains a headache due to the increasing volume of kids speaking English and Francisco not being able to understand Once he gets settled in his classroom next to his desk there is a caterpillar which becomes his salvation throughout the school

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Mariposa La

It To find out he studies the words in a butterfly book so many times that he can close his eyes and see the black letters but he still can't understand their meaningIllustrated with paintings as deep and rich as the wings of a bu. Through the eyes of an immigrantValuable read Short and simple tale of an immigrant child s first year in an American school as seen through his eyes

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Tterfly this honest unsentimental account of a schoolchild's struggle to learn language reveals that our imaginations powerfully sustain us La Mariposa makes a subtle plea for tolerance in our homes our communities and in our schoo. La MariposaWritten by Francisco Jimenez Illustrated by Simon SilvaPublished by Houghton Mifflin Company NY NY 1998Approx Interest Level Grade 2 4This story revolves around a young boy who is a native Spanish speaker and how he copes with living in a culture that he is struggling to understand In this story Francisco the young boy struggles to understand English and loses interest in school while increasing his interest in a classroom caterpillar which is the only thing he can connect to in his unfamiliar surroundings I thought that this perspective of immigration and encountering new cultures was dynamic interesting and true to life Although Francisco is not placed in a certain setting or time period his experience is parallel and similar to many children or adults who encounter a new culture and language His struggles with other children lack of material possessions and desire to fit in cross cultural boundaries allows many readers from various backgrounds to identify with Francisco easily Also some Spanish words and phrases are included in the text which allows the reader to understand Francisco in his own language The illustrations add greatly to the text and do hint to a time period in the past but still allow the reader to imagine the actions of Francisco at times Also the style of the illustrations is an extremely realistic portrayal of the events which adds to the sincerity of the story Overall La Mariposa is a great example of a multidimensional complex portrayal of immigration and assimilation into an unknown culture


10 thoughts on “Mariposa La

  1. says:

    Cute

  2. says:

    A beautiful painterly picture book from Francisco Jimenez with illustration by Simon Silva that depicts an immigrant boy's first grade experiences at school Isolated because of his inability to understand English Francisco turns inward to his imagination and later to drawing to escape his situation He takes comfort in watching and caring f

  3. says:

    This book is about a boy Francisco who is from Mexico and is starting the first grade in America As he gets to the school on the bus with his brother he gains a headache due to the increasing volume of kids speaking English and Francisco not be

  4. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book It has great illustrations The illustrations are rich The book is about a boy named Francisco who enters

  5. says:

    Through the eyes of an immigrantValuable read Short and simple tale of an immigrant child's first year in an American schoo

  6. says:

    La Mariposa is a wonderful book to share with English Language Learners A young boy moves from Mexico to start first grade in America However his inability to understand the English language results in him feeling lonely and isolated in school While reading this book it reminded me of a student I worked with once who had just moved to the

  7. says:

    La Mariposa is a story about a young Hispanic boy named Francisco that is attending school and doesn't understand any English He goes to school

  8. says:

    La MariposaWritten by Francisco Jimenez; Illustrated by Simon SilvaPublished by Houghton Mifflin Company NY NY 1998Approx Interest Level Grade 2 4This story revolves around a young boy who is a native Spanish speaker and how he copes with living in a culture that he is struggling to understand In this story Francisco the young bo

  9. says:

    In this book a boy named Francisco is starting the first grade and cannot speak any English He is struggling in the class

  10. says:

    I really didn't like the message sent by this book I read many books on immigration to my students One of the themes I want them to understand is that life in America can be hard And life is hard for Francisco the main character of this story He has few friends is part of a school that favors English immersion and is bull

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