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 ★★★★★

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.

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...

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...

Shauna rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2017

An interesting look at a country we have lots of questions about.

Peacegal rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Beverly rated it ★★★★☆

October 16, 2017

Check out the end papers of 1950s era classic cars.

Lynn rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Linda rated it ★★★★★

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...

Debrarian rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Jana rated it ★★★★★

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...

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