Song of the Swallows
Song of the Swallows
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Song of the Swallows

Written and illustrated by Leo Politi
Published by Getty Publications
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Song of the Swallows, which won the Caldecott Medal when it was first published in 1948, was written and illustrated by Leo Politi, one of Los Angeles’ most beloved artists. It tells the famous story of the yearly return of the swallows to the Mission San Juan Capistrano through the eyes of a small child. Julian, the bell ringer of the Mission, tells Juan, a young boy who also lives at the Mission, the story of the swallows and how—without anyone really knowing why or how—they return each year from their winter home in South America to San Juan Capistrano in California. Thrilled by the story, Juan makes his own small garden in the hope that at least one family of swallows will nest there when they return. This delightful book also includes the music and lyrics for “La Golondrina,” a song about the swallows that Politi composed himself, and Spanish phrases are sprinkled throughout the story. This book provides a delightful introduction for young children California’s centuries-old Latino heritage and Mission culture.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780892369898
Publication Date
January 1, 2009
Page Count
32
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2009924371
ASIN/ISBN 10
0892369892
Lexile® Level
AD690L
ATOS® Book Level
4.59
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
29782
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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