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LA CASA EN MANGO STREET/ THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET

by | Read by Liliana Valenzuela

Spanish Audio • 2 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1984

La voz frágil y juvenil de Liliana Valenzuela nos adentra en el mundo de Esperanza, una adolescente de un barrio latino en Chicago. Las abundantes frases mexicanas son expresadas de tal manera por la talentosa lectora, haciendo sentir al lector como si fuera la misma Esperanza quien esta contando sus recuerdos. Relata con detalle algunos momentos llenos de alegría, como la vez que compró su primera bicicleta con ayuda de sus amigas. Su euforia se refleja en la lectura, y los momentos difíciles tienen el énfasis adecuado, sin llega a ser perturbador. Aunque originalmente en ingles, la perfecta traducción nos lleva al corazón de la vida de los inmigrantes latinos. M.B.M. 2006 Audie Award Finalist

[ENGLISH TRANSLATION]--The delicate and youthful voice of Liliana Valenzuela brings us into the world of Esperanza, an adolescent girl living in a Latin neighborhood of Chicago. The talented narrator uses the abundant Mexican phrases to make it seem that Esperanza herself is speaking of her memories. Esperanza relates many happy moments in detail, like the time she bought her first bicycle with the help of friends. The narration reveals the girl’s frequent euphoria and gives difficult moments a childlike sadness without sounding distraught. Although the original text is in English, the proficient translation and performance transport us to the heart of Latin immigrant life. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2005

CD ISBN 978-0-7393-2280-2 $14.99 • Two CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2005

CS ISBN 978-1-4159-2409-9 $24.00 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-2410-5 $24.00 • Two CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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