For the GarcÃa family, leftovers provide the feast. Battered tin, pieces of metal, and scraps in a muffler shop inspire a young man and his family to believe in the American Dream.
Young Chuy GarcÃa longs to join his father, who has left Meico in search of a better life for his family in the United States. To save money for his trip north, Chuy convinces his father's former employer and local muffler shop to hire him to do odds and ends. There, Chuy learns something new about his father: he is the artist who made the Mufler Man, a metal statue that stands in front of the shop inviting costumers inside.
Once in the United States with his father, though, Chuy is surprised to find that life is more difficult than expected. Inspired by his father's art, the tin figures fashioned together out of scarp metal pieces found scattered about the shop, Chuy helps his father find a way to prosper in the new homeland.
Muffle Man / El hombre mofle celebrates a unique form of Latino folk art, and the role it plays in the life of a young boy who won't take no for an answer. This story for readers aged 3 to 7 inspires the dreamer in us all.
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One person's garbage is another's gold in this bilingual children's tale of hope and renewal.About the Author:
TITO CAMPOS is a teacher and administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is also an instructor in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Campos received his M.Ed. and B.A. from California Satte University, Los Angeles.
LAMBERTO Ã LVAREZ and BETO Ã LVAREZ, father and son, teamed up to create the artwork for Muffler Man / El hombre mofle. They are both part of the illustration staff of The Dallas Morning News, in Dallas, Texas, Lamberto as Director of Illustration and Beto as News Illustrator. Beto has collaborated in many other illustrative projects in the family business, Solare Design Group, Inc., an art, photography, and design firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. Lamberto lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Beth, and daughter, Veronica, while Beto resides in Dallas.
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Descripción Arte Publico Press, Pinata Books, Houston, Texas, 2001. Hard Cover Pictorical. Estado de conservación: New. Lamberto & Beto Alvarez Ilustrador. Bilingual Picture Book. NUEVO/BRAND NEW. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 005975
Descripción Arte Publico Pr, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111558853189
Descripción Arte Publico Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1558853189 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1588534