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Books with author Jorge Argueta

  • Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la Nina de las flores

    Jorge Argueta, Carl Angel

    Paperback (Children's Book Press, March 28, 2008)
    Though Xochitl and her family have put down new roots in the United States, Xochitl still misses the garden and flower shop they left behind in El Salvador. But when Xochitl's family decides to start a nursery and sell their flowers on the street, the sense of community they find makes them feel connected to their neighbors, and their decision to start a nursery and flower shop in their backyard helps the Flores family finally feels at home in its adopted country.
  • Sopa De Frijoles / Bean Soup Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition

    Jorge Argueta

    Library Binding (Turtleback, March 14, 2017)
    This delightful recipe in poem form shows us all, young and old, how to make a heartwarming, tummy-filling bean soup from gathering the beans, onions and garlic to letting them swim in the pot until the house smells wonderful and it s time for supper. A young boy helps his mother prepare a soup the whole family will enjoy using ingredients from Mother Earth. Onions are yellow as the dawn, beans are like stars spread out on the sky of the table and the water in the pot is as deep as a little lake. While the soup is cooking, the boy buries the cooking scraps under a tree in the yard so Mother Earth keeps on growing flavors. Simply written, yet full of vivid imagery, Jorge Argueta s verse and Rafael Yockteng s animated illustrations make preparing bean soup a fun, almost magical experience. This book is a great family recipe/poem for those who already love bean soup it is a comfort food for many and for those who are looking for a delicious new healthy food."
  • Alfredito Flies Home

    Jorge Argueta, Luis Garay

    Hardcover (Groundwood Books, Sept. 28, 2007)
    Alfredito and his family are getting ready to return to El Salvador for Christmas. It will be their first visit back since they left as refugees and made their way to California on foot. But this time they're flying! Excitement mounts as Alfredito and his family soar over the Earth and finally arrive at their beloved home to reunite with family and friends. This extraordinary book celebrates an experience familiar to the many who have left their original country to find a new life. Jorge Argueta's tender, clever prose is perfectly complemented by Luis Garay's rich, authentic illustrations.
  • Tamalitos: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem

    Jorge Argueta, Domi

    Hardcover (Groundwood Books, March 26, 2013)
    In his fourth cooking poem for young children, Jorge Argueta encourages more creativity and fun in the kitchen as he describes how to make tamalitos from corn masa and cheese, wrapped in cornhusks. In simple, poetic language, Argueta shows young cooks how to mix and knead the dough before dropping a spoonful into a cornhusk, wrapping it up and then steaming the little package. He once again makes cooking a full sensory experience, beating on a pot like a drum, dancing the corn dance, delighting in the smell of corn . . . And at the end, he suggests inviting the whole family to come and enjoy the delicious tamalitos “made of corn with love.” Domi’s vivid paintings, featuring a sister and her little brother making tamalitos together, are a perfect accompaniment to the colorful text.
  • Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la niña de las flores

    Jorge Argueta, Carl Angel

    Hardcover (Children's Book Press, June 19, 2003)
    Miles away from their home in El Salvador, Xochitl (Soh-cheel) and her family make a home in America. Xochitl misses her family’s small flower business and garden back home. By selling flowers on the street the Flores family begin to make friends with their new neighbors. But it is not until the family decides to start a nursery that Xochitl learns the value of community. Award-winning writer Jorge Argueta has crafted a moving story about a family’s determination to set down roots and about their child’s blooming in a new environment. Carl Angel’s artwork splendidly documents this quintessentially American immigration story.
  • By Jorge Argueta - Guacamole: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem

    Jorge Argueta

    Hardcover (Groundwood Books, April 11, 2012)
  • Xochitl and the Flowers: Xóchitl, la Niña de las Flores by Jorge Argueta

    Jorge Argueta; Angel;

    Paperback (CBP, March 15, 1656)
    Excellent Book
  • A Movie in My Pillow: Una película en me almohada

    Jorge Argueta

    Paperback (CBP, Jan. 1, 1800)
    First Trade Paper Ed
  • A Movie in My Pillow/Una pelicula en mi almohada

    Jorge Argueta

    (Children's Book Press, March 1, 2007)
  • A Movie in My Pillow/Una pelicula en mi almohada by Jorge Argueta

    Jorge Argueta

    Paperback (Lee & Low Books Inc, Jan. 1, 1873)
  • La Fiesta De Las Tortillas / The Fiesta Of The Tortillas

    Jorge Argueta,

    The author remembers the day in which the Spirit of the Corn visited the restaurant that his family owned in El Salvador. The narration is full of suspense and impregnated with the delicious scents that surrounded the kitchen and that remain intact in the memory and the heart of the author from his childhood.
  • La fiesta de las tortillas


    Paperback (Alfaguara infantil, Jan. 1, 1818)