Books by Rosalma Zubizarreta

NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

Ada and Campoy team up again (¡Pío Peep!, 2003, etc.) to produce this lovely anthology of rhymes, songs and poems from the Hispanic oral tradition. Read full book review >

THE MALACHITE PALACE by Alma Flor Ada
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

From Ada (The Lizard and the Sun, 1997, etc.), an original fairy tale that is predictable, elevated to beauty by Gore's paintings. Read full book review >

THE LIZARD AND THE SUN/LA LAGARTIJA Y EL SOL by Alma Flor Ada
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Ada (Mediopollito/Half-Chicken, 1995, etc.) elongates a Mexican folktale about a tenacious lizard who won't stop looking for the sun when it disappears; D†valos creates a series of half-lit, blue-toned spreads that evoke the world of the Aztec empire. A first-person introduction explains natural absences of the sun (behind the clouds, etc.), and prepares readers for a time, long ago, when the sun disappeared for no reason. Read full book review >

MEDIOPOLLITO/HALF-CHICKEN by Alma Flor Ada
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

A traditional Spanish tale of how the weathervane came to be, set in Mexico and told in Spanish on the left page of each spread, and English on the right. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

A powerful story from the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaco, Mexico, about a stranger whose unusual bond with nature stirs the suspicions of the village where she suddenly appears. Read full book review >