San Francisco, Calif. : Children's Book Press, c1997.
Book — 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
In the night sky the moon hangs low and the fireflies flicker. A young girl in a small town explores the haunted house of the revolutionary Juan Sebastian, discovers music on the cantina's jukebox, and is chided by her mother for mischievousness.In her first book for children, Lucha Corpi recalls her childhood in Jaltipan, Mexico. Most of all, the author remembers her grandmother's stories and their message about growing up: like Juan Sebastian, each person has a destiny to follow. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In vivid and poetic detail, she recalls exploring with her brother the old haunted house of the legendary revolutionary Juan Sebastian, discovering the music that came from the jukebox at the local cantina, and getting caught by their mother for their mischievous adventures. Most of all, she remembers the ballads her father sang and the stories her grandmother told. In her stories, her grandmother passes on an important message about growing up each person, like the revolutionary Juan Sebastian, has a destiny to follow.". (source: Nielsen Book Data)
New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Book — 20 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 174 x 33 cm, folded to 17 x 33 cm
"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.