For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness.
|Edition description:||THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of the novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, a collection of short stories Woman Hollering Creek, a book of poetry Loose Woman, and a children's book Hairs/Pelitos. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Hometown:San Antonio, Texas
Date of Birth:December 20, 1954
Place of Birth:Chicago, Illinois
Education:B.A., Loyola University, 1976; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1978
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
La casa en Mango Street (The House on Mango Street) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
This book is simply a joy to read. You feel as though you're experiencing everything that Esperanza is experiencing. Sandra Cisneros is a marvelous novelist (as she is a poet) and all of her talent comes rushing through in this novel. Once you begin reading, you will not be able to stop!
I loved this book from the moment I read the first page. I could relate to it on so many levels. I read it in Spanish first and then in English, and I can truely say that it is one of my favorite books ever. Esperanza's experience were so real. I could relate being of Latin American decent. It is a very heartwarming book. If you want a good read, pick this book up, whether you read it in Spanish or English you will get the full affect.
Si deciendes de una clase pobre y eres Hispano, te aseguro que conoces a muchos de los personajes en este libro. Es una lectura maravillosa sin malgasto de palabras.
I didn't like this book. This book was the worst book Ihave ever read. The book was about nothing. There was no plot to the story at all.