All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle

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Together, a boy and his parents drive to the city of Havana, Cuba, in their old family car. Along the way, they experience the sights and sounds of the streets--neighbors talking, musicians performing, and beautiful, colorful cars putt-putting and bumpety-bumping along. In the end, though, it's their old car, Cara Cara, that the boy loves best.

Title : All the Way to Havana
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ISBN : 1627796428
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Deb (Readerbuzz) rated it ★★★★★

January 04, 2018

A boy and his family get their old car running and head off to Havana for a celebration in this book with startlingly beautiful illustration and rich text. You will come away from this book with a deep appreciation for the stubborn persistence of Cuba's people and the lush beauty of their land.

Chance rated it ★★★★☆

November 24, 2017

A wonderful book for young ones and the older ones reading to them. This is the story of a young boy riding in the ramshackle family car to a party celebrating the birth of a new baby in the family. The car makes noises that are fun to imitate. The illustrations are beautiful, with subtle colors...

Marjorie rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2017

Gorgeous art -- I love that Mike Curato can do cute elephants AND incredibly detailed vintage cars! The story is sweet and onomatopoetic, and any kid who loves cars will pore over the images. Parents and teachers should be prepared to go into more detail about why Cuba is so full of ancient, stil...

Marissa rated it ★★★★★

November 06, 2017

This trip through Cuba is so richly told through both text and illustration that I can feel the warmth and sounds all around me. A wonderful tour. Brava/Bravo!

Robin rated it ★★★★☆

December 11, 2017

All the Way to Havana is a bright and vibrant book, full of beautiful illustrations and adventure. It is written from a young boy's perspective, and shows an appreciation of traveling from a small village to a large city in a car filled with family, to celebrate the birth of a new baby. In readin...

Mary Ann rated it ★★★★☆

September 30, 2017

I love how Margarita Engle so completely capture's a young child's point of view, especially all of the different car sounds: “Some of this island’s old cars purr like kittens, but ours is so tired that she just chatters like a busy chicken-cara cara, cara cara, cluck, cluck, cluck. Today Cara Ca...

Frances rated it ★★★★★

December 11, 2017

All the Way to Havana was a complete joy to read! The exquisite, colorful, realistic illustrations made me feel as if I were there. I could sense the joy, excitement and wonder of the boy and his family as they traveled to the big city to visit the new baby cousin. The sound effects and the close...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

November 22, 2017

I have a great fascination with Cuba and I would love to visit the country. My brother visited a short while after President Obama allowed travel there. The photos he shared are very similar to Mike Curato’s illustrations. The idea of having to make do with what you have and being creative and in...

June rated it ★★★★☆

September 27, 2017

Just read this to a PreK 4 class, that had requested a family story time. Some of the children were talking about cousins, so I chose this story of a boy who helps his father with fixing their old car so they can travel to a cousin's zero year birthday party. Having a zero year birthday raised so...

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

December 21, 2017

A book that is an immersive, sensory experience.

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