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Description - Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jose, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780763693558
ISBN-10: 0763693553
Format: Hardback
(249mm x 238mm x 10mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal is the daughter and granddaughter of painters. She started her story in Lima, Peru, and then moved to the United States. The winner of a 2018 Pura Belpr� Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal is still writing the story of her life, with the help of her husband and three children, in Arizona.

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