La Cosa Más Bella (the Most Beautiful Thing) (Paperback)

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La Cosa Más Bella (the Most Beautiful Thing) By Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le (Illustrator)


A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look, now in Spanish.

Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States.

When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother--a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth--who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.

"A deep and moving reflection on enduring hardship and generational love. . . . Poignant storytelling with stunning visuals."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

"A sincere narrative that centers on the power of family love."--starred, School Library Journal

Minnesota Book Award Finalist, ALA Notable Children's Book, New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, NPR Best Book of the Year

Una historia real, cargada de amor y ternura, de una ni a que encuentra la belleza donde nunca lo imagin .

Sacado de la experiencia de la autora Kao Kalia Yang durante su ni ez como refugiada Hmong, este conmovedor libro ilustrado presenta una familia que tiene poco dinero pero mucho amor para dar. Al entrecruzar la historia de Kalia con la de su adorada abuela, el libro pasa de las selvas de Laos a los primeros a os de la familia en los Estados Unidos.

Cuando Kalia se siente triste por tener que prescindir de cosas esenciales y desea ponerse ortodoncias para mejorar su sonrisa, es su abuela (una mujer que solo ten a un diente en su boca) quien la ayuda a ver que la verdadera belleza se encuentra junto a quienes m's amamos. Las magn ficas ilustraciones de la ilustradora vietnamita Khoa Le dan vida a este cuento intergeneracional.

"Una reflexi n profunda y conmovedora sobre la superaci n de adversidad y el amor generacional. . . . "Relato emotivo con im genes maravillosas".--excelente, Kirkus Reviews

"Una narraci n sincera que se centra en el poder del amor familiar".--excelente, School Library Journal

Finalista del Premio de Literatura de Minnesota, Libro Infantil Destacado de la Asociaci n Americana de Libros, Mejor Libro Infantil de la Biblioteca P blica de Nueva York, Mejor Libro del A o de NPR

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728448930
ISBN-10: 172844893X
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Publication Date: August 1st, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: Spanish