This hardcover bilingual(Spanish/English) was written by Mrs. María Luisa Retana, the author of eight published bilingual children’s books and a literary presenter for students, teachers, librarians, and parents.
The Mystic Call/La llamada mística tells of an afternoon in the Cuban colonial town of Sancti Spiritus, the author’s birthplace. Here children enjoy friendship, laughter, and the sharing of their snacks. Storybook with pictures, recommended for children ages 6-12.
This book has been highly praised and recommended by authors, teachers, librarians, educators and artists. Here are some reviews:
Have you ever visited the Island of Cuba? This story tells of an afternoon in the Colonial town of Sancti Spiritus. Here children enjoy friendship, laughter, and the sharing of their snacks. The illustrations in the story are created using computer enhanced hand drawn pictures. Readers will experience amazing eye popping illustrations that beautifully capture the life of children in Cuba. — Manuel Garcia, Author
Dear María, Thank you for donating 4 boxes of The Afternoon Snack/La Merienda to Read Out and Read (ROR) in February 2005. The books will be used in doctor’s offices in the Yavapai County programs in Arizona. This document is an acknowledgement of your donation.
Early exposure to books and the satisfaction that results when a parent and child read together form the basis for future learning. Evidence continues to build showing that intervention by pediatricians can dramatically affect parents’ reading practices at home. Recent studies have shown that giving books to infants and toddlers changes parental attitudes and behaviors and improves child language outcomes.
On behalf of all the children who are growing up with books and a love of reading, all the parents who are sharing the closeness of reading with their children, and all the clinicians who are supporting the healthy development of their patients, we are most grateful for your support. — Perri Klass, MD, Medical Director and President, Reach Out and Read