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Groundwood Books

Alfredito Flies Home

Written by Jorge Argueta • Illustrated by Luis Garay

For kids 4 - 9 years old | Published October 01, 2007 | ISBN 9780888995858

Cover of Alfredito Flies Home

Regular price $17.95 CAD

36 pages | 11.31 in × 8.13 in
Print Format

About this book

Alfredito Flies Home

Jorge Argueta • Luis Garay

Alfredito and his family are getting ready to return to their old home in El Salvador for Christmas, their first time back since they left as refugees. But they will make this trip on a plane — the first time any of them has ever flown. The excitement mounts as they drive to the airport, get on the plane and fly up into the air, each step bringing an increasing level of amazement. But the greatest moment of all is when they finally arrive and their beloved relatives meet them. Their old house looks and feels as it always did. The smells, the food, the new puppies, the familiar plants and flowers fill Alfredito's heart with a sense of belonging and joy.

About the Creators

Jorge Argueta

Jorge Argueta is a native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian. He is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. Jorge lives in San Francisco, California. Visit Jorge Argueta's website: j

Luis Garay

Luis Garay is a celebrated Nicaraguan illustrator. He now lives in Mexico.

Awards and Praise
...formal, realistic acrylic paintings.
  • Commended Americas Award Commended List, 2008
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