Durante siglos, las bellas y escandalosas cotorras puertorriqueñas y los pobladores de la isla de Puerto Rico buscaron alimentos, sobrevivieron a los huracanes, cuidaron su descendencia y protegieron sus casas. Pero las cosas comenzaron a cambiar y, con el tiempo, los árboles donde anidaban las cotorras fueron destruidos. En 1967, solo quedaban veinticuatro cotorras en estado silvestre. Los humanos casi habían causado su extinción. ¿Serían capaces de salvarlas?
Al igual que hicieron en su premiado libro El mangle, Roth y Trumbore cuentan dos historias apasionantes. Ven a descubrir las fascinantes historias entrelazadas de Puerto Rico y de las singulares cotorras que viven en las copas de los árboles de la isla.
Every paper—and—fabric collage is frame—worthy, from depictions of waterfalls and rain forest to sailing ships, hazards and, of course, parrots. From the commanding cover illustration to the playful image on the back, simply spectacular. —— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Few nonfiction picture books attempt this level of ambition, and even fewer succeed. . . . Roth's stunning artwork——fluttery, textural collages of fabric and paper with a three—dimensional quality——compliment the high—interest narrative and are arranged vertically across dual pages to make the most of the tall trees and the related human actions taking place below. A triumphant reminder of the inescapable connection between people's actions and the animals in the wild. —— Booklist, starred review
Like this team's The Mangrove Tree (Lee & Low, 2011), this title offers an engaging and hopeful look at environmental restoration. —— School Library Journal, starred review
A thoughtful and thorough examination of the ways human action can both help and harm animal populations. —— Publishers Weekly, starred review
This gorgeously illustrated history of the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot, along with the settlement and development of Puerto Rico, underscores the environmental consequences of human populations on indigenous animal species. —— The Horn Book, starred review
Robert F. Sibert Medal for Nonfiction, American Library Association (ALA)
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Lasting Connection Title, Book Links
Junior Library Guild Selection
Américas Book Award, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal
Teacher's Choices, International Literacy Association (ILA)
Editor's Choice, Booklist
Children's Books of the Year, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Best Books of the Year, Publishers Weekly
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Diverse and Impressive Children's Books of 2013, International Literacy Association (ILA)
Green Earth Book Award, Children's Nonfiction, The Nature Generation
John Burroughs Young Readers Award, John Burroughs Association/American Museum of Natural History
Nonfiction Honor List, VOYA
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction, Honor Book, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Original Art Show, Society of Illustrators
SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Finalist, AAAS/Subaru
Top Ten Science and Health Books for Youth, Booklist
Top Ten Sustainability Books for Youth, Booklist
Traveling Art Show, Society of Illustrators
CINDY TRUMBORE has been involved with young people's literature for most of her career. A former editor in children's book publishing, she now writes children's books, edits books for classrooms, and teaches writing. She has collaborated with her friend Susan L. Roth on several award-winning titles, including Parrots Over Puerto Rico, which won the Robert F. Sibert Medal for Nonfiction; The Mangrove Tree; and most recently Prairie Dog Song. She lives with her husband in Delaware. You can visit her online at cindykane.net.
Susan L. Roth's vibrant, unique, mixed-media collage illustrations have appeared in numerous outstanding picture books, including Parrots Over Puerto Rico, winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal; Prairie Dog Song; The Mangrove Tree; and most recently Every Month Is a New Year and Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words. Roth and her husband live in New York. Visit her online at susanlroth.com.