Estrellita se despide de su isla / Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island


A poetic bilingual picture book for children that shares a young girl’s love for her island home.

by Samuel Caraballo
Illustrations by Pablo Torrecilla

ISBN: 978-1-55885-338-6
Publication Date: May 31, 2002
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 3-7

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This lyrical book is Estrellita’s farewell song to her island home.  The gentle words paint a picture of her beloved environment in vivid strokes, filling our minds with images of, in Estrellita’s charmed words, the “little island / darling little piece of my heart!”

Estrellita’s beautiful tribute is framed by the window of an airplane as it whisks her away from her beloved world that will forever be framed in the window of her mind’s eye.

Estrellita’s ode to her home gives readers aged 3 to 7 a peek at her world, such as the rooster calling to her in the morning and the people that populate her lovely countryside. Estrellita offers a magical taste of her island leaving us hungry for another read.