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by Fabin Negrin,Julia Alvarez

Author: Fabin Negrin,Julia Alvarez
Subcategory: Geography & Cultures
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (September 19, 2000)
Pages: 40 pages
Category: For children
Rating: 4.6
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Fabian Negrin's captivating, vibrant artwork compliments the story perfectly and takes you away to this very lush tropical island.

Fabian Negrin's captivating, vibrant artwork compliments the story perfectly and takes you away to this very lush tropical island. The Secret Footprints is an enchanting tale, told by an accomplished storyteller and will make a wonderful addition to all home libraries. 6 people found this helpful.

Julia Alvarez (Author), Fabin Negrin (Illustrator). Alvarez draws from Dominican folklore in her tale of the "ciguapas," a mythological race that lives under the sea and comes to land only at night, after we humans go to sleep. The heroine of the story, Guapa, succumbs to her curiosity about human beings, comes ashore in the daytime, and is discovered by a picnicing family.

The Secret Footprints book. I love both Julia Alvarez' text and Fabian Negrin's colourful and descriptive accompanying illustrations, although I do have to admit, that the depictions of the Ciguapas with their backwards facing feet took some getting used to for me, as at first glance, the Ciguapas definitely seemed (at least to and for my eyes) as though they were walking on strangely malformed legs

By Julia Alvarez Illustrated by Fabian Negrin

By Julia Alvarez Illustrated by Fabian Negrin. By Julia Alvarez Illustrated by Fabian Negrin. Category: Children’s Picture Books. Sep 10, 2002 ISBN 9780440417477 3-7 years. Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collectio. ore about Julia Alvarez.

The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn’t follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can’t help but be curious-especially about a boy she sees on the nights when she goes on the land to hunt for food.

by Julia Alvarez & illustrated by Fabian Negrin. Though the ciguapas have a secret defense against capture-their feet are on backwards, so their trail always leads away from their actual path-only one, Guapa, is not shy and fearful of humans

by Julia Alvarez & illustrated by Fabian Negrin. Though the ciguapas have a secret defense against capture-their feet are on backwards, so their trail always leads away from their actual path-only one, Guapa, is not shy and fearful of humans. One time, creeping up to a house to investigate the clothing hanging on the line, she catches sight of a lad, who calls out to her before she flees. Another day, she trips while spying on him, but knowing the danger her people would face if their secret were discovered, she tricks the boy into letting her escape.

The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez, illustrated by Fabian Negrin (Dominican Republic). This picture book tells a story of a Ciguapa gone astray who finds herself in trouble when a boy discovers her. A Ciguapa is a mythical sea creature with backward feet in Dominican folklore.

Ciguapas are a secret tribe of beautiful people who live underwater in cool blue caves hung with seashells and seaweed. En un isla no muy lejana, en una ?poca no muy distante, hab?a una tribu de criaturas llamadas ciguapas. Viv?an en frescas cuevas azules en el fondo del mar y sal?an a la tierra solamente de noche en busca de alimentos. Afortunadamente, ten?an un secreto que las proteg?a de los seres humanos: ten?an los pies al rev?s, as? nadie pod?a seguirles las huellas. Pero una vez, casi descubren su secreto.

The Secret Footprints Alvarez Julia Random House (USA) .

The Secret Footprints Alvarez Julia Random House (USA) 9780440417477 : The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that hu. I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don't have to fly away from your country? From award-winning author Julia Alvarez comes the story of Anita de la Torre, a 12-year-old girl living in the Dominican Republic in 1960.

The Secret Footprints. Fabian Negrin has illustrated Dora's Box and The Selfish Giant for Knopf. By (author) Julia Alvarez.

The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn't follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can't help but be curious--especially about a boy she sees on the nights when she goes on the land to hunt for food. When she gets too close to his family and is discovered, she learns that some humans are kind. Even though she escapes unharmed and promises never to get too close to a human again, Guapa still sneaks over to the boy's house some evenings, where she finds a warm pastelito in the pocket of his jacket on the clothesline.