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  • Creator by José Manuel Mateo ; illustrated by Javier Martínez Pedro ; translated from Spanish into English by Emmy Smith Ready
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014. ©2011
  • Physical Details
    • 20 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 174 x 33 cm, folded to 17 x 33 cm
  • ISBNs 1419709577, 9781419709579
  • OCLC ocn858672457


  • "On a small plot of land in Mexico, a young boy and his sister run and play in the fields while their mother and father farm. All this changes, though, when the men of the village, including the boy's father, are forced to seek work north of the border, in the United States. Left alone with no way to make a living, the boy's mother decides that the family must make the dangerous journey across the border in search of both work and the boy's father"--Blurb from accompanying sheet.


  • Cover title.
  • Originally published in Spanish: Mexico : Ediciones Tecolote, 2011, under the title Migrar.
  • A continuous image by Javier Martínez Pedro is offset printed on both sides of two attached sheets, accompanied by a narrative by José Manuel Mateo in the original Spanish on one side, and translated into English by Emmy Smith Ready on the other. The attached sheets are gathered into an accordion fold, and attached to black cloth over boards on either side. A paper label is attached to the front board. Black ribbon closure. Issued with a printed sheet with publication information, blurb, and advertising information.
  • In English and Spanish.
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