Groundwood Books

Let's Go See Papa

Illustrated by Alba Rivera • Written by Lawrence Schimel • Translated by Elisa Amado

For readers 4 - 7 years old | Published November 15, 2011 | ISBN 9781554981069
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

Cover of Let's Go See Papa

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48 pages | 8.07 in × 9.05 in
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About this book

Let's Go See Papa

Alba Rivera • Lawrence Schimel • Elisa Amado

The little girl in this story likes Sundays best of all -- it’s the day her father calls. She hasn’t seen him for over a year because he works far away across the ocean in the United States. She writes in her notebook every day, keeping a record of everything that happens to share with him when she finally sees him again. Then one Sunday her father asks if she and her mother would like to join him, and she’s surprised by her mixed feelings. It means leaving her grandmother, her friends . . . and her dog, Kika, behind. This is a powerful story from a young child’s perspective about what it’s like to have an absent parent and to have to leave your home, country and those you love for a new life.

About the Creators

Alba Rivera

Alba Marina Rivera was born in Russia in 1974, and she grew up in Cuba. When she moved to Barcelona she discovered her love for illustration, which she studied at the Escola Massana. She received the prestigious BolognaRagazzi Award in the New Horizons category for her book El contador de cuentos. It was also recognized as "Los mejores libros para ninos y jovenes" (the best books for children and youth) by Venezuela's Banco del Libro and was a finalist at the Picture Book Festival in Korea.

Lawrence Schimel

Lawrence Schimel was born in New York in 1971. He graduated from Yale and now lives in Madrid, Spain. He writes in both Spanish and English, and has published over one hundred books in many different genres — poetry, fiction, essays, comics — for children and adults. His writing has been translated into over thirty languages, and he has won the Lambda Literary Award, among many other honors. His books ¿Lees un libro conmigo? and Igual que ellos / Just Like Them were both selected as one of IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, and No hay nada como el original was a White Ravens selection.

Elisa Amado

Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto.