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The Pot That Juan Built - Hardcover

The Pot That Juan Built - Hardcover
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Product ID : 1-58430-038-8

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Description

Written in the style of "The House That Jack Built,"
this cleverly crafted tale tells the story of Juan Quezada,
the premier potter in Mexico.



Juan Quezada is the premier potter in Mexico. With local materials and the primitive methods of the Casas Grandes people—including using human hair to make brushes and cow manure to feed the flames that fire his pots—Juan creates stunning pots in the traditional style. Each is a work of art unlike any other.

This is the pot that Juan built.
These are the flames so sizzling hot
That flickered and flared and fired the pot,
The beautiful pot that Juan built.

The text is written in the form of "The House That Jack Built" and accompanied by a comprehensive afterword with photos and information about Juan's technique as well as a history of Mata Ortiz, the northern Mexican village where Juan began and continues to work. This celebratory story tells how Juan's pioneering work has transformed Mata Ortiz from an impoverished village into a prosperous community of world-renowned artists.

With vibrant illustrations by Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz, THE POT THAT JUAN BUILT is sure to enlighten all who are fascinated by traditional art forms, Mexican culture, and the power of the human spirit to find inspiration from the past.Interest Level: Grades 1-6
Reading Level: Grades 2-3
(Reading level based on the Spache Readability Formula)
Guided Reading Level: P
Developmental Reading Assessment Level (DRA): 38
Themes: Latino/Hispanic Interest, History, Sharing/Giving, Pottery, Occupations
Accelerated Reader Level/Points: 6.2/.5
Lexile Measure: 1000
Scholastic Reading Counts!:: 4.5



Awards

ALA Notable Children's Book 2003, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Americas Award Commended Title, CONSORTIUM OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM (CLASP)
Best Books 2002, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Best Books of 2002, NICK JR. FAMILY MAGAZINE
2005 California Collections, California Readers
Charlotte Zolotow Award, Highly Commended Title 2003, COOPERATIVE CHILDREN'S BOOK CENTER (CCBC)
Children's Book Award 2003, INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION
Children's Literature, Choice List 2003
"2003 Choices", COOPERATIVE CHILDREN'S BOOK CENTER (CCBC)
International Children's Books of Note, United States of America, BOOKBIRD
2005-2006 Land of Enchantment Book Award Masterlist , New Mexico Library Association
Lasting Connections Title 2002, BOOK LINKS
NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts for 2003
North Carolina Children's Book Award 2004-2005 Junior Books Masterlist, NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Notable Books for a Global Society, INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION
"Outstanding Merit" Best Children's Books of the Year for 2002, BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award 2004-2005 Masterlist PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION
2004 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award Honor, ALSC/REFORMA
Starred Book of Merit, FIVE OWLS MAGAZINE
"Starred review," PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Starred review," SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
2004-2005 Texas Bluebonnet Award, Masterlist
100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2002, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
VA Young Readers Award, VIRGINIA READING ASSOCIATION
Winner, 2002 Best Books of the Year Award, PARENTING Magazine
Winner 2002 Children's Booksense 76 Recommended List, BOOKSENSE