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


From Elisa:

To hear a bit of back story about my 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.



News and reviews:

“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.