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Across the bay /

by Aponte, Carlos (Graphic artist) [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, [2019]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9781524786625; 1524786624.Subject(s): Absentee fathers -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | San Juan (P.R.) -- Juvenile fiction | Puerto Rico -- Juvenile fiction | Absentee fathers -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | San Juan (P.R) -- Fiction | Puerto Rico -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America | JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino | JUVENILE FICTION / Travel | Picture books | 7 Picture books for children | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture books | Picture books for childrenSummary: Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPRÉ ILLUSTRATOR HONOR<br> <br> Author-illustrator Carlos Aponte takes readers on a journey to the heart of Puerto Rico in this enchanting picture book set in Old San Juan. <br> <br> "A lively and honest story about filling voids and exploring what defines a family--as well as a love letter to a childhood home."-- Horn Book <br> <br> Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father. Jolly piragüeros, mischievous cats, and costumed musicians color this tale of love, family, and the true meaning of home.

Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father.

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Horn Book Review

Aponte explores a young childs physical and emotional journey coping with his fathers absence from his life and learning to love all that is around him. Carlitos lives with his mother, grandmother, and cat in Catao, a town just across the bay from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Now and then, in the streets or at the barbershop, Carlitos notices that theres something different about his family. From his mother, the young boy learns that his father lives across the bay. (Sometimes things dont work out.) Carlitos decides to hop onto the ferry and travel to Old San Juan with a photo of his dad and the hope of finding him. Through strikingly colorful and vibrant illustrations, Aponte captures the essence of Old San Juan: while Carlitos asks around for his father, readers can see such typical local images as a shaved-ice vendor, a group of cats, old men playing dominoes, the traditional San Sebastin street festival, and people flying kites at El Morro fort. This tale, in which a young boy walks around by himself without anyone knowing, asking, or wondering where his supervising adults are, is based on Apontes childhood memories of a particular time and place. A lively and honest story about filling voids and exploring what defines a familyas well as a love letter to a childhood home. Sujei Lugo January/February 2020 p.63(c) Copyright 2020. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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