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Author: Juan Felipe Herrera; Ernesto Cuevas
Publisher: New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2004]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Although Tomasito's spina bifida keeps him in a wheelchair, where he often feels as confined as his flightless and featherless pet bird, he discovers that he can feel free when he is on the soccer field.
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Spanish language materials
Materiales en español
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Novela juvenil
Novela
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Felipe Herrera; Ernesto Cuevas
ISBN: 0892391952 9780892391950 9780892393039 0892393033
Language Note: Parallel text in English and Spanish.
OCLC Number: 54611260
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards (Multicultural Fic Y/A) 2005
Description: 30 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Desplumado
Responsibility: story, Juan Felipe Herrera ; illustrations, Ernesto Cuevas, Jr. = Desplumado / cuento Juan Felipe Herrera ; ilustraciones Ernesto Cuevas, Jr.

Abstract:

Although Tomasito's spina bifida keeps him in a wheelchair, where he often feels as confined as his flightless and featherless pet bird, he discovers that he can feel free when he is on the soccer field.

At his new school or on the soccer field, all everyone wants to know is why Tomasito is in a wheelchair. His Papi gives Gomasito a new pet to make him smile, but this bird is a little bit different from the rest. Before long, this boy-bird team discovers that there's more than one way to fly - one or off the soccer field - and that those cheers Tomasito hears from the sidelines just might be for him. Gooooooooal! Award-winning children's book author and poet Juan Felipe Herrera scores yet again with this sparkling story of self-empowerment and friendship. The brilliant acrylic paintings by Ernesto Cuevas, Jr., soar off the page with joy. -- From dust jacket.

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