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Luis paints the world

by Farish, Terry,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB FARISH Terry
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB FARISH Terry
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea FARISH Terry
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea FARISH Terry
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC FARISH
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC FARISH

Luis wishes Nico wasn't leaving for the Army. To show Nico he doesn't need to go, Luis begins a mural on the alleyway wall. Their house, the river, the Parque de las Ardillas--it's the world, all right there. Won't Nico miss Mami's sweet flan? What about their baseball games in the street?

But as Luis awaits his brother's return from duty, his own world expands as well, through swooping paint and the help of their bustling Dominican neighborhood.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Luis is bereft because his older brother, Nico, is leaving with the army in order to see the world. Luis takes his sorrow to the walls of his house, painting his feelings and the special places where he and Nico made memories. His murals are as brilliant as the illustrations in the book vivid, bold, and expressive. As time passes, Luis covers the wall in the alley with images from the letters and pictures Nico sends from far away. In the spirit of close communities, friends and neighbors join the painting, adding their own feelings to the wall in the alleyway. Spanish words and phrases are incorporated into the book's text, subtly drawing upon Luis' heritage. This story is inspired by an art program in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a town of residents from all over the world, who share their stories and traditions through mural art. Its beautiful message will touch the hearts of readers and maybe inspire them to create art of their own.--Chaudhri, Amina Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a sensitive story about art and absence, Luis is devastated after his older brother, Nico, enlists in the army, where he will be "seeing the world. Just as the army promised." To persuade Nico to stay, Luis paints "the world" in the alleyway where he and Nico play baseball, but his brother must leave anyway. Via text messages, Nico shares the sights he's seeing abroad, such as a child riding a bicycle and a turquoise cart stacked with bananas; Luis adds each faraway image to the mural, and neighbors soon join in. Dominguez's lush, chalky artwork blurs the world of Luis's murals with life with his mother in their predominantly Hispanic neighborhood (Lawrence, Mass., an author's note explains). Farish (The Good Braider) smoothly integrates references to Latino language and culture throughout, while Dominguez's dynamic images reveal how art can bring communities together and provide needed hope. Ages 5-10. Author's agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary. Illustrator's agent: Abigail Samoun, Red Fox Literary. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers -- Fiction.
Mural painting and decoration -- Fiction.
Military service, Voluntary -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher Minneapolis :2016
Contributors Dominguez, Oliver, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 9781467757966
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