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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|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
October 15, 2017
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.
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...
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...
August 24, 2017
An interesting look at a country we have lots of questions about.
September 28, 2017
Striking, detailed, and realistic illustrations are the highlight of this simple story of a Cuban family making a trip to celebrate the birth of a new family member. I have a soft spot for 1950s cars; I loved looking at them in the illustrations and I'm sure many kids will enjoy them too, in all...
October 16, 2017
Check out the end papers of 1950s era classic cars.
September 03, 2017
I know someone born in Cuba around 1956, who escaped from Cuba with his sister and mother carrying only a suitcase (their father, a physician, was detained, but much later also escaped). An older brother was previously sent to Miami via the Peter Pan Project to avoid conscription into Castro's mi...
September 12, 2017
Seeing a little bit of how people in Cuba live is part of the delight in this book; another part is to see how inventive they can be in order to keep their family car running. Though I don’t have to do this anymore, I grew up with an uncle who could fix anything, ran a gas station and was a mech...
September 11, 2017
Great endpapers of old cars.
Great title page: double-page spread looking out an old dash.
Apt poetic comparison of a happy old engine clucking like a hen.
Monumental-type illustrations of strong, happy looking people of many colors against the warmly glowing backdrop of Cuba's back roads and Havan...
September 05, 2017
This beautifully illustrated picture book tells about a close-knit family in Cuba riding in their antique car to the big city to visit relatives. As the little boy and his parents drive along the road to Havana, the lyrical text describes the gorgeous seaside scenery, the other old, colorful cars...