NCSS Notable Children’s Book
ABA/CBC Children’s Books Mean Business
NCSS Notable Children’s Trade Book
Bank Street Child Study Center Best Book
CLASP Latin American Studies Award
To hear a bit of back story about Elisa's work on ISLA, click on this link to the Teaching Books website:
Dolls based on Abuela and Rosalba
Written by Arthur Dorros, Illustrated by Elisa Kleven
Dutton Children's Books, 1995
In this sequel to ABUELA, Rosalba and her Abuela fly to the island where Abuela grew up.
“An enchanting journey through the imagination that is delightful for sharing again and again.”
-- School Library Journal.
Enlarged pictures from ISLA brighten the walls of New York Presbyterian, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Arthur Dorros, the author of ISLA and ABUELA in front of the Brooklyn Bridge scene.