Cajas de carton is the first title in the literary series Nuestra vision U.S Latino Literature, which features original works by Latino authors living and working in the United States This work is the Spanish version of the author s award winning collection of stories, The Circuit Jimenez 12 independent but intertwined short stories chronicle the experiences of a Mexican American family of migrant farm laborers, as narrated by one of the children, Panchito Unlike many readers for this level, which anthologize standard works, this book presents authentic, outstanding literature and themes that are highly relevant to native Spanish speakers in the U.S....
|Title||:||Cajas de carton (World Languages) (Spanish Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Company 1 edition January 1, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||132 pages|
|File Size||:||873 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Cajas de carton (World Languages) (Spanish Edition) Reviews
My Spanish tutor recommended this book, and I bought to help my reading comprehension. It has helped tremendously. I would say that it is for the intermediate learner or maybe, slightly higher. I have read all but the last three chapters, and have enjoyed them immensely. It has also helped me learn a great deal more about verbs (number one thing for me), grammar, and sentence structure in Spanish. This would be a great book for anyone learning Spanish, or for Spanish speakers to read to their children.
I just finished reading this for my Spanish 11 class for native speakers. Aside from working in the fields, this book pretty much sums up my childhood from the moment my brothers and I came across the border illegally with a group of strangers. No speaking a single word of the English language, at the age of 9 I was enrolled in 4th grade. Just as Panchito, I too felt so scared, afraid and alone, but I was lucky enough to find two friends who spoke Spanish and English and helped me. Until they got promoted to 5th grade and I stayed in 4th. I highly recommend this book, its an easy read and easy to follow. Im ordering the next one to read for fun.
Este libro es un tesoro. La vida de Panchito era muy duro, como inmigrante mexicano quien mudó a los EE.UU. con su familia sin saber ni una palabra de inglés y había mudarse por lo menos una vez durante el año escolar, cuando su papá encontró otro trabajo. La pobreza, el temor de ser detenido por "la migra", afectó su vida diaria. Su interés en el aprender era evidente desde el principio, y afectó su vida increíblemente, como puede aprender de sus otros libros.
The English version titled "The Circuit" caught my eye a year ago and now, buying the original Spanish version for a class, I'm glad I waited to buy this one. The stories are filled with colloquial Spanish sayings and an eye-opening perspective on Mexican immigration. I would not reccommend the read for a beginner, but for an advanced Spanish student or anyone interested in a child's perspective on the immigration crisis, this book is an absolute MUST.
I love memoirs, and this was no different. I had to read it for my Introduction to Spanish Literature class and I wasn't disappointed. I identified with Francisco's heartbreaking story of him and his migrant family from start to finish, and the ending is a twist worthy of M. Night Shlamylan.
Amazing book and writer. I've ordered nearly all his books because he speaks of areas and struggles that are close to home for me.
Lovely autobiographical story of a young man and his illegal immigrant family working as migrant workers in California in the 1950s. Very well written in fairly simple Spanish. A good selection if you are just learning to read in Spanish and also a compelling story.
I was assigned to read this book by a Spanish teacher. I find that the author provides some great insight to the lives of migrant workers in the 1940's, and by extension, probably today as well. The stories are engaging. The vocabulary is not too difficult, but keep a dictionary close by. I am an intermediate level Spanish student. But most of all the stories from a young boy's perspective are very interesting and well written.