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From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems (2005)

Author: Alarcón, Francisco Illustrator: Gonzalez, Maya Christina
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Number of pages: 32 pages

With a poet's magical vision, Francisco X. Alarcón takes us back to his childhood, when he traveled with his family to Mexico to visit his grandmother and other relatives. We travel with him in the family station wagon, across the misty mountain range to the little town of Atoyac. There, in the beloved town of his ancestors, we hear his grandmother's stories, sample Auntie Reginalda's tasty breakfasts, learn about the keys to the universe, and take playful dips in the warm sea.

ISBN 13: 978-0892392018
Reading Level (grade): 4.7
Reading Level (A-Z): Q

Available in English and Spanish.