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Arthur Dorros

Author of Abuela

40+ Works 8,797 Members 297 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Arthur Dorros, an author and occasional illustrator, was born in Washington, D.C. on May 19, 1950. He attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. degree in 1972. He received his postgraduate teaching certification from Pacific Oaks College in 1979. He has worked odd jobs in show more his youth such as: builder, carpenter, drafter and photographer. He was a teacher for both elementary and junior high. He was the artist in residence for more than a dozen New York public schools while running programs in creative writing and bookmaking. Some of his children's books are written in both English and Spanish. He also writes books that deal with science and nature. Ant Cities and Feel the Wind were named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council and A Tree is Growing was named an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. He has received the Reading Rainbow Review book selections award for three of his books - Alligator Shoes, Ant Cities and Abuela. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Arthur Dorros

Abuela (1991) 2,287 copies
Ant Cities (1987) 1,284 copies
Animal Tracks (1656) 957 copies
This Is My House (1992) 630 copies
Feel the Wind (1989) 566 copies
Rain Forest Secrets (1656) 477 copies
A Tree Is Growing (1997) 274 copies
La Isla (1995) 260 copies
Radio Man/Don Radio (1993) 230 copies
Papá and Me (2008) 227 copies
Me and My Shadow (1990) 161 copies
Tonight Is Carnaval (1991) 140 copies
Alligator Shoes (1982) 136 copies

Associated Works

What Makes Day and Night? (1961) — Illustrator — 1,389 copies
Magic Secrets (1967) — Illustrator, some editions — 276 copies
Reading Rainbow: Bugs [1988 TV episode] (1988) — Author — 1 copy

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5th-6th (42) adventure (44) animals (231) ants (121) bilingual (153) bugs (50) children (41) children's (65) culture (32) diversity (82) earth (29) earth science (41) easy (40) family (280) fantasy (59) fiction (153) flying (51) grandmother (68) grandmothers (53) grandparents (85) habitats (53) Hispanic (69) homes (32) imagination (122) insects (158) Let's Read and Find Out (46) multicultural (224) nature (98) New York (32) New York City (34) non-fiction (226) picture book (351) rainforest (38) science (408) Spanish (292) trees (33) water (45) water cycle (31) weather (100) wind (60)

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Birthdate
1950-05-19
Gender
male
Birthplace
Washington, D.C., USA

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Reviews

Independent Reading Level: Grade 2
Awards: Pura Belpre Award/Honors, 2009
 
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amaveritt | 54 other reviews | Apr 27, 2024 |
Simple text and a guessing-game format help young readers to identify the animals in the forest by looking at their tracks.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 6 other reviews | Dec 6, 2023 |
This book is about a father and son who enjoy spending time together. They sing songs, make breakfast, climb trees, and more. They do everything together and they travel to the son's grandparents house and they are all filled with joy.
 
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Works
40
Also by
3
Members
8,797
Popularity
#2,720
Rating
3.9
Reviews
297
ISBNs
195
Languages
2
Favorited
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