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


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

“An enchanting journey through the imagination 
that is delightful for sharing again and again.”
 -- School Library Journal.



To hear a bit of back story about my work on ISLA, click on 

this link to the Teaching Books website:



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.


Dolls based on Abuela and Rosalba