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Esperanza Renace = Esperanza Rising (Spanish) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Aug 2002

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic en Espanol; Reprint edition (Aug 2002)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0439398851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439398855
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 362,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nuestra tierra esta viva, Esperanza -dijo Papa, mientras la llevaba de la pequena mano por las suaves colinas del vinedo. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mimi on 7 April 2012
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Ordered this book only to discover it is written in Spanish. This needs be stated more clearly in the description.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Esperanza Rising 27 Dec 2008
By Amanda Place - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
FYI: This book, *Esperanza Rising: Esperanza RENACE*, is in SPANISH! For the ENGLISH version be sure to order simply *Esperanza RISING*.

Esperanza Rising is a wonderful coming-of-age novel set in the Great Depression, first in Mexico, then in Southern California. Esperanza is a young Mexican girl from a well-to-family, accustomed to being spoiled and always getting her way. When the family is forced to split up and flee the country for the States, will Esperanza have what it takes to help her family cross the border illegally, farm in the hot California sun and take care of the young children? You must read to find out!
P.S. This novel is great for teaching grade school students about the Depression and immigration.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Amrita speaks 15 Dec 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I think esperanza rising is a great book.It teaches you how to stay calm in times of depression.I also think that people should read this book because it has a wonderful script and teaches you to be kind to others who are mean to you.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Ryan Delivers Hope With Esperanza Rising 14 Nov 2002
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Esperanza Rising is the story of a girl of the same name, who has to change her entire life. But, this book is really about overcoming personal difficulties, enduring hard times, and surviving no matter what.
The story is something I can relate to because it is like my life. If you are not familiar with Hispanic culture you may not be interested in this book, though the attitudes and some spoken Spanish, like the birthday song, might intrigue you. Although Ryan didn't do a particularly good job of conveying the Hispanic culture, her writing and storytelling will make the reader want to continue reading.
Esperanza, her mother, and grandmother live together. Family circumstances cause Esparanza's family to move to America where her
mother has to work in the fields of California as a laborer. Because Esperanza is used to wealth, she is very unhappy being poor in America. How she overcomes her poverty is the story.
The character Esperanza is based on Esperanza Ortega, Ryan's grandmother, her real life experience living on a hacienda in Mexico and later coming to America. Through Esperanza, Ryan shows how her own family made it through a tough time and survived - showing if you work hard enough and are not afraid to start again, you can resolve any problem big or small. Is it a coincidence that in Spanish, "esperanza" means "hope"?
If you choose not to read this book you are missing an opportunity. It will mean a lot to you and maybe teach you something. Take my word. You have to read this book.
Pam Munoz Ryan also wrote Riding Freedom, her most famous book to date, which won the Willa Literary Award, the I.R.A. Teacher's Choice Award, Parenting Magazine's Reading Magic Award, the 1999-2000 California Young Reader Medal, was a 1999-2000 Texas Bluebonnet Award Finalist, and a Pan West Award Finalist.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
PRINCESS!!! HAHA^^ 5 Nov 2008
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I would give this book, Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan, four stars. The author describes everything really realistic and fun, making you feel like you're watching TV. All the characters are realistic in their characteristics. Only the bad thing is the ending I think. I think the ending happened too suddenly. That's the only reason I took one star out. It's really a good book though.
Esperanza lives in a very large house in El Rancho de las Rosas in Mexico, until a very bad event happens. By that event, she loses her house and her land, but her mother and friends are all at her side. She and all her companions except Abuelita, her grandmother who hurt her leg, have to go to USA to work. Her mother gets sick there and Esperanza works even harder to get the money to heal her. Abuelita comes by Miguel, Esperanza's friend's help. Esperanza's mother gets well, too. At last, happy ending comes to her life, at USA, with her family.
I think people who are around my age, 12, will like this book. I think it might be too hard for smaller kids, and older people might be too old to read this book. It's best for kids around my age. Mostly girls might read this book, looking at the front page, but boys like it too.(I have seen them read).

by: Aeri Kong
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
excellent book! 22 May 2010
By Marlen Figueroa - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for my 8th grade students who recently came to this country. Not only was I so please with all the teaching activities I was able to do with it but my students loved the book. They were so hooked on the book that they would read extra pages from the ones I assigned each day. They even finished the book sooner than what I had plan. I was very pleased that my students found reading so exciting!!!!
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