Margarita Engle and Mike Curato will be visiting area schools on their "All the Way to Havana" tour! If you would like signed copies of "All the Way to Havana" or "Little Elliot: Fall Friends" and any other books by these authors, please call the Newtown Bookshop!
About the Book
So we purr, cara cara, and we glide, taka taka, and we zoom, zoom, ZOOM!
Together, a boy and his parents drive to the city of Havana, Cuba, in their old family car. Along the way, they experience the sights and sounds of the streets--neighbors talking, musicians performing, and beautiful, colorful cars putt-putting and bumpety-bumping along. In the end, though, it's their old car, Cara Cara, that the boy loves best. A joyful celebration of the Cuban people and their resourceful innovation.
About the Author and Illustrator
Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of many verse books, including the Newbery Honor Book The Surrender Tree, the Charlotte Zolotow Award winner Drum Dream Girl, and the Walter Dean Myers Honor Enchanted Air. Her books have also received multiple Pura Belpre and Americas Awards as well as a Jane Addams Award, an International Reading Association Award, and many others.
Mike Curato traveled to Havana to do visual research and bring this story to life. He is the author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including Worm Loves Worm.
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