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La Mariposa
Author/Editor: Francisco Jiménez
ISBN: 0395816637
Year Published: 1998
Format: Hardcover, Paperback 
Description: Francisco Jimenez creates beautifully written semi-autobiographical stories about life as a child of a family of migrant farmers from Mexico. Through the eyes of the main character, Francisco, we experience a child's first day in a new school, where he is the object of stares and, at the hands of a bully, ridicule. However, Francisco is a dreamer, and he conveys his dreams through beautiful pictures of... butterflies. The goodness of his teacher and classmates shine through in the end of this beautiful and sensitive story as they admire his artwork and share in his dream. Illustrated by Simon Silva.