Monica Brown: Conoce a Gabriel García Máruez

Iven opportunities to meet new people and learn from his surroundings His grandparents nurtured his desire to be creative and to write as opposed to Pablo Neruda whose father did everything in his power to suash every creative thought the boy had He was intimidating and mocked Neruda s interest in nature and writing Yet he still found a way to express his thoughts and to publish his writing Two very different lives that both ended up being very respected for their abilities to tell a story and to write My Name is GabitoMe llamo Gabito The Life of Gabriel Garc a M ruez is a children s picture book written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Ra l Col n It is a biographical picture book of Gabriel Garc a M ruez a Nobel Prize LaureateMid September to Mid October at least in my part of the world is HispanicLatino Heritage Month which I plan to read one children s book particularly a biography which pertains to the subject everyday this month Therefore I thought that this book would be apropos for todayGabriel Jos de la Concordia Garc a M ruez was a Colombian novelist short story writer screenwriter and ournalist known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in LiteratureBrown s text is rather simplistic straightforward and informative Brown does a wonderful ob of articulating M ruez s complex literary style in a way youngsters can grasp Even better she shows how his imagination was nurtured and encouraged from a very early age by the things around him The text is written in blocks of English and Spanish with words of both languages sometimes incorporated into the page design Col n s brilliant watercolors float off the page anchored by his penciled outlines The use of swirls and scratches gives depth to the clothing and backgrounds of each illustration and captures a sense of M ruez s creative imaginationThe premise of the book is rather straightforward This luminous picture book describes the Colombian author s childhood and influences From his humble beginnings in Aracataca Colombia M ruez was nurtured by his grandparents which his grandfather was an important figure for the development of his talent M ruez loved learning words from his grandfather s dictionary and realized that the he read the imaginative his stories becameAll in all My Name is GabitoMe llamo Gabito The Life of Gabriel Garc a M ruez is a wonderful biographical picture book of Gabriel Garc a M ruez a Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature. Y from his novels Monica Brown traces the novelist's life in this creative nonfiction picture book from his childhood in Colombia to today This is an inspiring story about an inspiring life full of imagination and beau.

My Name is Gabito by Monica BrownPublished October 1st 2007 by Luna RisingInterest Level 2nd 5th GradeThis is a book about the life of Gabriel Garcia Maruez written in both Spanish and English It takes an overarching view of the life of this notable Columbian author The illustrations follow Raul Colon s style of illustration The illustrations were bright and colorful and umped from point to point in Maruez s life The most interesting part of this book were the clear colorful illustrations and the bilingual texts put on opposing pagesThe part that I thought could be improved upon was the overall storyline of Maruez s life His life seemed overly Biography of Columbia author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Maruez Text is written in both Spanish and English Although a one page synopsis of his life is included in the back of the book the story focuses mainly on Gabito s imagination and his relationship with his grandfather Also includes figurative language that goes along well with the bright and creative illustrations Would be especially good to use in the classroom if students are hesitant to imagine and take risks in their creative writing This is an excellent bilingual picture book for older readers 3rd 5th grade and recevied the Pura Belpre Honor The left side is the story of author Gabriel Garcia Maruez written in English while the right side is the story in Spanish Some of the pages change by having the English at the top section and Spanish at the bottom but no matter which placement of the two languages it is an easily readable book I especially liked how his biography has Gabriel come across various important things that influence his writing as a kid and restated them near the end when he is grown up The book does an excellent ob of showing Gabito s wild imagination through the beautiful illustrations A great biography and tribute to a Spanish legend I really enjoyed this children s biography of author Gabriel Garcia Maruez Written in English and Spanish the story focuses mainly on Maruez as a young boy with a big imagination learning to tell stories and learning big words from his grandfather s dictionary Later the boy begins to write his stories down and becomes a world famous author The beautiful vibrant illustrations capture the swirling ideas of the boy s imagination often combining words and pictures I love the idea of introducing a great author to children giving them an inkling of his genius long before they discover his books My Name is Gabito by Monica Brown is a 2007 2008 Americas Award Commended Title It is a story about the life of the distinguished Nobel Prize winner for lite. Can you imagine a shipwrecked sailor living on air and seaweed for eight days Can you imagine a trail of yellow butterflies fluttering their wings to songs of love Once there was a little boy named Gabito who could Gab.

Rature Gabriel Garcia Maruez This book begins when Gabito is a little boy in his home town of Aracataca Colombia The reader is uickly immersed into Gabito s wild imagination and dreams As the story continues the reader learns about a special person in Gabito s life who helped influence his love of words The story ends when Gabito grows up to be the great storyteller read by millions This text is elouently written with words that capture Gabito s vivid imagination The illustrations are full of color movement and beauty bringing the author s words to life I would recommend this book for grades 1 4 It could be used in the classroom as part of an author or creative writing unit or as a biographical study of a famous person This text also won the ALA 2008 Pura Belpre Honor Award This is a nice biography of Gabriel Garcia Maruez He is depicted as a young man with a huge imagination and tells stories all of the time I couldn t help but think of the book My Name is Gabriela who also tells stories her while life and becomes a writer The books would probably pair well together This book is a great introduction to one of the most widely read and influential Latino authors of our time I think it is amazing the way that Monica Brown makes Maruez or Gabito accessible to young readers while making the injustice that informed Maruez artistic vision in the form of a banana plantation and its workers available at the same time Accompanied by vivid illustrations by Raul Colon this book which is likely geared towards young grade school students lends itself to usefulness for all ages as a pleasant introduction to Gabriel Garcia Maruez This 2008 America s Award Commended title tells the story of the famous author Gabriel Garcia Maruez Written in both Spanish and English the story follows his background and how his imagination was inspired to help him become such an incredible storyteller The highlight of this book are the gorgeous illustrations The rainbow of colors used on each page creates a dream like uality to the book My favorite illustration is of the most beautiful woman in the world whose hair is stripes of rainbow colors The end of the book contains a nice biography about his life This is another great book to add to the collection of interesting biographical reads that could be used in grades 3 8 This is a great way to engage students in nonfiction and potentially inspire their own biographical research This book about the life of Gabriel Garcia Maruez is in such stark contrast to The Dreamer about Pablo Neruda We learn that Maruez grew up in an environment that fostered his vast imagination and creativity He was Riel García Máruez is perhaps one of the most brilliant writers of our time He is a tremendous figure enormously talented and unabashedly admired This is his story lovingly told for children to enjoy Using the imager.

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Monica Brown PhD is the author of awardwinning bilingual books for children including My Name Is Celia The Life of Celia CruzMe llamo Celia La vida de Celia Cruz Luna Rising a recipient of the Américas Award for Children's Literature and a Pura Belpré Honor Her second picture book My Name Is Gabriela The Life of Gabriela MistralMe llamo Gabriela La vida de Gabriela Mistral Luna Ris